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
Are the students at your school confused about what bullying really means? Do they refer to any mean act as bullying? Maybe they keep serious bullying under wraps because they don't think it's a big deal? Teaching kids the definition of bullying will help you cut down on the confusion.
My Child Is a Bully: What Should I Do? - Child Mind Institute
Gina, the mother of a 12-year-old boy, got a disconcerting phone call from his school. A student had complained that her son was bullying him. After looking into the matter, the school staff concluded that her child had been tormenting a number of his classmates with name-calling, physical violence, and even sexual harassment.
Books About Bullying
Kids grappling with bullying can check out our list of relatable books for various ages, from picture books to tween and teen novels to memoirs. Some books deal with cyberbullying, while others portray the old-fashioned face-to-face kind. In some cases, bullying stems from racial bias or simply perceiving the other person as "different."
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!