June 2013 Superhero Jaylen Arnold

Jaylen is featured in The Global Game Changers book, where you can read how he became a member of the Global Game Changers Alliance!

My name is Jaylen Arnold, I am 12 years old. I am ready to change the world through my challenge! I want to STOP childhood bullying! I want to help put an end to kids that bully other kids…especially disabled ones.

I am a disabled child who suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome (TS – a Neurological Disorder), Aspergers Syndrome (ASP – a broad spectrum Autism Disorder), and severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD – much more than just washing your hands or checking things over and over…believe me)!

I have complex Tourette’s which means I have vocal “tics” and motor “tics” pretty severly. They interrupt my daily living and are quite troubling. If you don’t know what “tics” are just hang around and you’ll soon find out. (No they are not the bugs – ticks) he!he! I also often yell out the word BAM! for no apparent reason.

After I was bullied for my tics when I moved to a new school, I knew that I had to do something.  One day, I was talking to my mom and we came up with this great idea! My parents sacrifice a lot to protect me, but what about all those other kids whose mommies and daddy that can’t or don’t know their kids are being bullied?What about those kids I left behind? They are still getting bullied.

My next thought became what we have called my challenge. Jaylens Challenge ~ to end childhood bullying, especially those with disabilities like myself. (Quoted from Jaylen’s Challenge website.)

Scroll down for more information on Jaylen and his charity!  You can also find out more in this month’s Superhero Times, coming soon!

If you want to be eligible to become the Global Game Changers Superhero of the Month, just like Jaylen:

Jaylen’s Charity!

Jaylen’s Challenge

OUR MISSION: Educating the educators, teaching tolerance to the tormentors, and banishing bullying for all! 

I know I can make a difference! I can do this…and I really believe that. Once kids are educated about it, they won’t bully so much.

Other Anti-Bullying Charities

BeatBullying

BeatBullying

BeatBullying is all about young people helping and supporting each other online.

If you’re being bullied, or are feeling a bit low, or are maybe troubled by something and you’re not sure what to do or who to talk to, then BeatBullying is where you can go for help.  It doesn’t matter how big or small you think the problem is, or whether you’re being targeted online or offline, our Mentors are here to listen and support you.

BeatBullying has been supported by now-Duchess Kate Middleton, who has admitted to being a victim of bullying in the past.

 Stomp Out Bullying Logo

STOMP Out Bullying

STOMP Out Bullying™ focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying; as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. An additional focus educates parents on how to keep their children safe and responsible online.