How to Prevent or Stop Bullying
Other than the most commonly discussed issues of drinking alcohol and consuming drugs, one of the biggest safety issues in schools today is bullying. In some schools this has resulted in the concern for the students safety with police officers being placed on to enhance safety.
Bullying can occur in many shapes and forms at school with all ages. Whether we are the parent, the educator, a concerned friend or someone who cares, it is important to address the various steps to stop and prevent bullying.
I am going to list a few here and I would like to encourage my students to comment on the blog and share their views and experience on bullying and how this can be prevented or stopped.
My best suggestion is Early Intervention. When you see something, take action and do something. Intervene as soon as possible. Never brush off situations are being "just kids!"
Never think anyone can get over bullying or outgrow it. Some never do, and it affects them for a lifetime. All questionable behavior should be addressed immediately to keep a situation from escalating. Summon other adults if you deem the situation may get out of hand. Be sure to always refer to your school’s anti-bullying policy.
Now I would love to hear your ideas.