Category: Bullying Prevention

Take a STAND Against Bullying

Our friends at BullyProof.org have developed 5 steps kids can take if they’re being picked on or bullied. These steps can also help prevent kids from being bullied. Each of the steps begins with a letter of the word STAND. This acronym can help you remember the 5 steps. Source: http://www.bullyproof.org/bullyproof_stand.php    

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Adults Unintentionally Teach Kids The “Art of Bullying”

 Video: Hockey Canada, “Golf”, “Relax, It’s Just A Game” Public Service Ad Campaign, 2004 Concerned about the level of adult bullying in kids’ hockey, the Canadian Hockey Association created a now-famous series of public service announcements called “Relax, It’s Just a Game.”  Beneath the humor of parent-child role reversals, parents discover how humiliating it is to …

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Preventing Bullying – One Recess at a Time

Here’s a great article on building empathy and creating the expectation in kids’ and adults’ minds of an inclusive, care-taking environment.   http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1122916–porter-brock-university-professor-tries-to-stop-bullying-by-changing-recess-in-st-catharines-schools

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Rick Mercer Rants on Teen Suicides Due to Bullying

Last week, Rick Mercer posted a “Rick’s Rant” called “Make It Better Now,” regarding the recent string of suicides due to bullying.   Take a moment to watch the clip.  He sends a powerful message that “it’s no longer good enough for us to tell kids who are different that it’s going to get better. …

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What is the Solution to Bullying?

The only solution to bullying is prevention. Yes, we must respond to the crises and the Columbines, but there will never be enough laws, enough school suspensions, or enough jails if we are always trying to “clean up” the problem after it’s reached crisis mode. With every crisis, we are receiving the (ignored) message that …

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