Action Against Bullying, LLC consists of top quality training in anti-bullying from a specialist in the academic as well as consulting field. A New York City Public School contract vendor and DASA and SAVE certified, Action Against Bullying LLC, provides effective bullying prevention training that incorporates the latest research and easily applicable to all US schools.
As President and Founder of Action Against Bullying, LLC, Dr. Sairah Qureshi earned her PhD in Sociology and Criminology, with research based on exploring and examining the perceptions of bullying and racist bullying and particularly how it is manifested around the school environment. Dr. Qureshi was awarded her PhD in December 2011 in the UK and has had over 14 years of academic experience and over 10 years as a consultant and practitioner in the field of bullying and bias-based bullying. She has advised local authorities on bullying, participated in and evaluated school training manuals on bullying as well as delivered extensive public outreach work to children and young people on the subject of school bullying and racism both in the US and UK. Dr. Qureshi has presented her work at several anti-bullying conferences in the UK, US and in Europe.
Not only has she acted as Residential Consultant Expert for the Downtown Manhattan Community Board 1, ‘Youth and Education Committee’ since May 2010 where her proposals have been presented to the NYC Department of Education, she is also a prominent member of the NYC Teen Healthy Relationship Network RoundTable committee. At these meetings Dr. Qureshi has consulted with other key organisations into developing an Anti-Bullying prevention program in order to combat teen dating violence/abusive relationships among teens as well as organize annual conferences. Dr. Qureshi further has been an Associate member of the UK’s largest anti-bullying organization, ‘Anti-Bullying Alliance’ since 2008 where she has presented her work and hosted workshops for this organization. Dr. Qureshi recently presented her work at high profile anti-bullying conferences in New York and has been interviewed on radio and internet radio with viewers that have tuned in worldwide.
Dr. Sairah Qureshi has lectured and published articles in her specialized field as well as published two editions of her book, Bullying and Racist Bullying in Schools; What ARE we missing?’. What makes Action Against Bullying more unique from other organizations is the specialized academic and practical knowledge from examining bullying, not only from an educational psychological perspective, but also from the socio-economic angle. It thus allows for a broader pro-active anti-bullying training module curriculum. As an avid fitness enthusiast and now Adjunct Professor of the Fitness, Exercise and Sport dept. teaching dance fitness courses (Bokwa Dance; Bokwa Punch & Strike; BollyX) at New Jersey City University becoming the first in the United States to be teaching courses all at 3 credits, Dr. Qureshi has also established a firm link between group fitness exercise and reducing anti-social behavior = bullying. Thus at Action Against Bullying, new angles have taken place with bullying prevention creatively using group fitness as a powerful and positive preventative mechanism. In April 2018, Dr. Qureshi published her third book, “Becoming Socially Fit; Using Group Physical Fitness to Combat Bullying Behavior” which addresses this issue!! Dr. Qureshi most recently became certified as a Health and Life Coach, wherein one of her goals is to coach individuals who have developed poor relationships with food and negative self-esteem due to being bullied!!
Action Against Bullying, LLC, serves to constantly strive and improve on its quality of training through its affiliations with other organizations. Recently Action Against Bullying developed a partnership with Bullying Intervention Group, one of the largest anti-bullying organisations in the UK. Bullying Intervention Group, a not for profit, is a social enterprise, set up to administer the BIG award in schools and promotes excellence in bullying intervention. BIG consists of three highly trained consultants whom each individually have over ten years of experience in bullying intervention and the organization has been highly successful with schools signing up for the BIG award across the UK, in Ireland, Wales and Brussels.
Val McFarlane, Vicki Lydon have each worked for over ten years in bullying intervention work, and have successfully managed thousands of cases of bullying and friendship issues. BIG has a team of consultants who work on local award panels and deliver training and have consultants assisting them in different parts of the UK.
For further information and to discover more about the directors of BIG, please go to: www.bullyinginterventiongroup.co.uk
Action Against Bullying strives to connect and affiliate with other organizations to develop a community network in bullying prevention. Recently, Action Against Bullying affiliated with the NY United Federation of Teacher’s organisation, one of the largest in the US; Action Against Bullying recently developed an association with MSPY.Com – The APP that assists Parents to protect their children’s cyber activities!!! As well as with OSC World, that founded Digital FlyTM.
Utilizing Geo-Location to identify targets in a predesignated area, Digital FlyTM searches terms, watch lists, keywords hashtags, users and groups on social media platforms. The data is tracked and analysed, patterns and movement are identified over time and ranked for potential threats (bullying, weapons, fights, self-harm). When a threat is recognized, an alert is highlighted.
Michel Richez is the Executive Vice President Business Development for OSC World, including Digital Fly TM. For more information, please do check out: http://www.oscworld.com/
Most recently joining the Action Against Bullying team as Media Consultant is London UK’s top entertainment promoter and director, President of Goldstar Entertainment, Abbas Khan, UK born and bred with over 15 years experience as an entertainment consultant, event manager and organizer with a plethora of experience in management and event organization. With great interest in social issues, particularly bullying, Abbas was most enthusiastic when invited to become media consultant for Action Against Bullying. Abbas and Dr. Qureshi have spent several months discussing short movie projects around bullying and it was this rapport that led to this positive collaboration. “We are SUPER excited to bring Mr. Abbas Khan on board the AAB team. His diligence; dedication and work ethic makes him a perfect fit to be our media consultant! We are so pleased he decided to say yes, despite his hectic schedule. We look forward to a fruitful union!” (Dr. Qureshi)
“It is my great pleasure to be joining Dr. Sairah Qureshi and the AAB team. I look forward to my new role as Media Consultant; advising as well as advertising!! Goldstar Entertainment, promotes careers and manages business affairs of performers and other professionals in the entertainment industry. As an agency, we have successfully helped clients to build and develop upon their careers through music; short film and personal appearances. Working on social issues such as bullying, not only is a unique feature for Goldstar Entertainment, it is a compelling and an issue close to the heart. I could not say no when Dr. Qureshi proposed the position! We have plans – stay tuned!!!” (Abbas Khan, President of Goldstar Entertainment)
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