Classes Societies: Tackling School Issues (1) Bullying / Cyberbullying (2) Conflict Resolution
Goals Challenging Problems: (1) Questions – Assist Others (2) Humans in the World – Student-Related Issues | Intended Learning Outcomes: Instilled Citizenship Values (1) Habits of Heart & Mind (2) Express Empathy & Compassion (3) Personal Responsibility (4) Social Responsibility (5) Student & School Governance
When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time. Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.
Pew Research Center
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 59% of U.S. teens have personally experienced at least one of six types of abusive online behaviors.
When it comes to bullying, we know words can do more damage than sticks and stones. Since bullying often happens online, hateful words and rumors can follow a young person home—and feel inescapable. ADL’s A World of Difference® Institute is our answer. True to our value of respect and acknowledging the humanity in others, this comprehensive anti-bullying and anti-cyberbullying initiative features school-wide programs, interactive workshops for students of all ages and rigorous professional development for educators, counselors and administrators.
Here are some simple things you can do to be an ally to targets of name-calling and bullying. And remember—always think about your safety first when deciding the best way to respond.
Tell your kids that they can’t hide behind the words they type and the images they post. Bullying is a lose-lose situation. Hurtful messages not only make the target feel bad, but also make the sender look bad. Often they can bring scorn from peers and punishment from authorities.