Bullying Prevention

Social Emotional Learning Team

Para Español

What is Bullying

"According to StopBullying.gov, Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children and adults that involves a real or perceived power
imbalance, causes harm to others and is intentional. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, overtime. If not managed, the aggressor and the target may have more serious and lasting problems in the future."


Physical: someone exerts pain or damage on another individual’s body or property

Verbal: demeaning and belittling another person

Social: indirect or relational bullying by making an individual feel alienated

Cyber: electronic communication to intimidate

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Tips for families

  • Model appropriate behavior for your child by displaying respect for others.
  • Modeling to your child how to talk with their friends and peers appropriately using kind positive words (treat others the way you want them to treat you)
  • Ensure that you are spending time every day giving your child undivided attention. Spend quality time listening to and talking with your child, learn about what is happening in your child’s life and develop open communication with them.
  • Have open communication with your children daily - find a time each day to chat with your children about how their day was (highs and lows).
  • Talk openly about their feelings and validate their feelings. Appropriately manage your own feelings. If you have a busy schedule or more than one child develop a routine whereby each child gets to spend quality time alone regularly throughout the week.
  • Encourage your children to take on responsibility such as caring for a pet, or doing chores. Such activities encourage independence, develop self - esteem, and will help your child think about the needs of others. Positive experiences instilled at home will carry over into your child’s wider social settings.

  • Monitor what your child is doing online

  • Show your child/children empathy and compassion and teach them how to show empathy and compassion to others.

  • Praise your child when they make the right choice and play cooperatively.

  • Teach and remind your child/children to THINK before they speak.

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Encourage teaching "I statements" to validate their feelings

How To Use I-Statements:

Start by identifying how you feel: mad, sad, frustrated, etc.

I feel __________

State the reason you feel this way or what happened that led you to those feelings.

when you__________

Try to identify the reason the person’s actions led to those feelings (explanation).

because _______

Elementary Bullying Prevention Actions

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Books about Bullying prevention

Family Resources

TVUSD Family University- Bullying Prevention

Thursday, Oct. 21st, 6pm

This is an online event.

Link will be sent via district email.
Bullying | An informative video for families
Bullying | Tips for students
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