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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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!
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
We have to perceive these people and give
intercession to address their thinking and
demeanors through subjective behavioral
treatment and social aptitudes preparing.
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
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
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.
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.