KRES-NL Guidance is committed to the state of NH, district, and school-wide initiative of increasing awareness and prevention of bullying behavior. Interventions include guidance lessons in every classroom and individual and small group counseling to increase awareness and practice prevention strategies. I am also a team member of our bully behavior processing and discipline team.
Below are listed 8 prevention strategies that I teach and practice with every student in our building. These strategies might be helpful to practice and review at home.
* In instances of getting hurt on the inside (feelings) or the outside, get an adult right away. If you have no luck with the first adult you find, try another!
- Ignore and walk away
- Make a joke about it
- Try kindness
- Stand up to the bully/teaser and show confidence
- Use an "I" statement
- Stay away from that person or group
- Work as a group
- Get an adult*
Finally, my lessons also strongly emphasize the "power of the up-stander" (AKA by-stander). Telling an adult when one experiences or witnesses bully behavior is usually a "good tell" and not a "tattle." Adults don't always see or know about a bully situation. Up-standers can make the difference in getting the behavior to stop. We adults always try our best to keep the "good tell" confidential without any backlash.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you suspect your child is a target of bullying or is involved in bully behavior (526-6958 or email@example.com).
Last Modified on 9/5/2012 11:42:55 AM