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Caleb Laieski - 5 Things to Do Now to Stop Bullying


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A great ounce of bullying prevention can make a world of difference in a welcoming and inclusive space. We know that you will want to begin on #Day1 and so we asked Caleb Laieski to share several helpful tips about how communities can take a pro-active role in stopping preventing bullying.

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Caleb Laieski - 5 Things to Do Now to Stop Bullying

  1. 1. Caleb Laieski - 5 Ways to Stop Being Bullying
  2. 2. It is so critical to speak up whenanybody witnesses bullying This sounds so basic, yet it can be difficult to carry out in front of peers. So we need to discuss this reaction to bullying and practice it with children in order to encourage children to answer to grown-ups. It is about being a 'Bullying Prevention Super Hero‘. It takes mettle and conviction to speak up. Teach this to children and help them fabricate their character by feeling proud that they are the ‘brave kid’ who stands up for others!
  3. 3. Plug into kids who present as ‘bully victims’ This is the person that has had negative interpersonal experiences, usually has a more acceptable attitude toward hostile behavior or hostility and has less respect for traditional guidelines. We have to perceive these people and give intercession to address their thinking and demeanors through subjective behavioral treatment and social aptitudes preparing.
  4. 4. Be diligent about adult bullying behaviors This is certainly frequently a difficult subject matter to address in School buildings and work places. The behavior or individuals is a model of behavior for children. That is important to start discussions about adult intimidation behaviors in schools and work places to increase the culture for how we treat one other. Adult bullying can often be challenging to address due to disproportion of power that is available in administration. However, if this is included as a component of an anti-bullying campaign, an path can be developed to identify and stop the teasing behaviors that occur among adults.
  5. 5. Create ‘Buddy Spots’ in your classrooms and school buildings This might be a 'buddy bench' on the sports ground or a tiny sitting area in the classroom, library, or cafeteria where children can go and sit when they desire a friend. Instruct children to look at for others sitting in these areas and respond by heading and sitting with them as a friend. All of us need to teach pro-social skills to help children be more inclusive of others.
  6. 6. Identify and have discussions with ‘target groups Research supports that there are target groups for bullying behavior. A lot of have been identify as LGBTQ, special needs children, and individuals managing brothers and sisters that bully. Encourage children to share their experience and identify those that bully them. Intervene with consequences for bullies when they bully these individuals. Support target groups by forming groups that help them feel supported and give them a sense of belonging. There is strength in numbers and we need to build a circle of 'up standers' around our targeted youngsters.
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