Stop Bullying Day - Is Everyday
Stop Bullying Day - Is Everyday!
Time to take a stand against Bullying!
There is a National Stop Bullying month and even a Stop Bullying Day but this is what should happen EVERYDAY! 3.2 million young people are victims of bullying each year and that is one too many.
Understanding Bullying: There are many forms of bullying to be aware of
- Physical - kids will use physical action to gain power and control over other people.
- Verbal - Kids will use words to gain power and control.
- Cyber - technology such as cell phones and internet are used to harass, embarrass and threaten others.
- Relational - kids will ostracize others from a group, spread rumors and manipulate situations. This is called social manipulation.
- Sexual - Harmful and humiliating actions that repeatedly target a person sexually.
- Prejudicial - prejudices based on another persons race, religion, etc.
Bullying Hurts Everybody!
Bullying is: hitting, stealing or breaking someone's things, pushing, making rude hand signals, kicking, spreading rumors, teasing, tripping, making mean phone calls, telling lies about people, name calling, sending mean notes and email messages, making put-downs, pinching, making threats, leaving others out, sending mean text messages, belittle, demean, insult, ostracize others, manipulate, threat, harass or embarrass.
Become a Bully Buster
- If you don't feel safe then walk or run away
- Buddy up - most bullies like to hurt you when you are alone
- Avoid other kids who bully
- Tell a teacher or an adult if you are being bullied
- Stay near a teacher or an adult - kids who bully don't want to be caught
- Be strong and stand up for yourself with confidence
- Ignore bullying - Tell the person to stop! Ask an adult for help
- Don't become a bully - calling the person names or threatening may cause the person to come back at you even harder
- Stay calm and don't cry - go find an adult who can help you
- Don't fight back - this may cause more agressive behavior
Doing the right thing!
Standing up for others - what to do when others are being bullied:
- Speak out telling the other person to stop hitting or treating him that way
- Include people who are being left out
- Tell an adult or teacher
- Refuse to be a bully yourself
- Be a friend to the person being bullied
- Model kindness and respect for your peers. Model empathy and respect for all living things, including people, animals and the natural environment