Making a change starts from the top When any change is mandated and pushed by the top management, implementation of the same gets percolated very easily all across. Similarly, in the case of our initiative, we need to start with the school management, the principals and the teachers. Unless we have them onboard, simply educating
We just got back from a two week intense training for students and parents. We spoke at 13 schools teaching students the role of the bystanders so that the school system could use our follow up to keep the message going strong. For some schools you could see that the principal and staff where on
Since bullying behavior can happen anywhere, at any time, and with anyone, it is imperative that we all understand our responsibilities when it comes to bullying. Bullying is a community problem and it is of utmost importance that all of us get involved to reduce the bullying around us. To
The road in life can also be rocky for those who bully. Children and teens that learn to see aggression as power may stop caring about the difference between right and wrong in general. One thing we know is that a bully’s behavior that is not corrected at an early stage can turn into other
Students taking their own lives because of bullying – Bullycide Very often, the victim who is being targeted and traumatized needs treatment. At times, they don’t receive the treatment they need because people in authority don’t recognize them as a victim/target or they don’t have the resources available to help this person. When this happens,
One day two giraffes were talking. One giraffe said to the other giraffe, “Why do we have such long necks?” The second giraffe replied, “So we can reach the leaves at the top of trees.” Still curious, the giraffe asked, “Why do we have such long legs?” His fellow giraffe friend answered; “so we can
Please read the following from the Ottawa Citizen… After reading please read my comments at the end. OTTAWA — On Monday, more than a year and a half after the suicide of 15-year-old Jamie Hubley, bullying was once again the topic at the late teen’s high school — but this time, the focus was hope.
Bystanders of bullying: Team – Students who support the bully – Part of the “Bully Team”, but don’t initiate it themselves. Fans – Students who cheer on the bully Complacent – students who watch and say nothing or do nothing Why don’t more bystanders intervene? (Response stats from Reportbullying.com surveys 2009) They think, “It’s none