Every October Caroline Middle School observes National Bullying Prevention Month. Eliminating bullying means no more aggression, intimidation or harassment. It also means a safer learning environment where teaching is more effective. Some key thoughts to remember about bullying and how it has school wide implications:
- Bullying is disrespectful and is maintained by attention from recipients, bystanders, and peers.
- Everyone in the school should have a strategy that stops attending to and acknowledging bullying. When someone is not respectful, ask them to stop. Don’t allow bullying to be rewarded.
- Students should report bullying and speak up if they see it happen. School officials can make sure it is addressed.
Portions of this post were taken from:
Bullying and Harassment Prevention in Positive Behavior Support: Expect Respect, (2013) University of Oregon.