Bullying Awareness Month
Every October, schools around the country recognize National Bullying Prevention Month, a time when we focus on and raise awareness on bullying.
Here are some ways parents can get involved in bullying prevention:
1) Understand what bullying is.
2) Recognize the signs of bullying
3) Talk about bullying
4) Know your child's rights
5) Model positive social behavior
6) Teach your child social skills
7) Be an "Upstander", not a "bystander": teach kids to prevent bullying when they see it
8) Coach your child to handle teasing and bullying
9) Know what to do if your child is the bully
10) Get involved
This month, counselors will be making our way to the classrooms to talk about what "bullying" is and how we can each be "upstanders" to make sure that we speak up for others who are being mistreated and report what is happening to a safe adult so they can help.
Teaching Kids The Definition Of Bullying
My Child Is a Bully: What Should I Do? - Child Mind Institute
Books About Bullying
Wrapping Up Mini-Meetings
Mini-Meetings with ALL Students!
This month, the counseling team's goal is to meet with ALL Becker K-5 students individually for Mini-Meetings. This will be an opportunity to check in with your child and see how we can support them.
As we go classroom by classroom for our Mini-Meetings, we will also introduce our roles to each class..
We look forward to supporting campus needs, conferencing with teachers and caregivers, providing restorative circles, and meeting individual student needs as well.
Please reach out if we can support your child!