The new school year is an opportunity for parents and teachers to put fresh emphasis on bullying prevention by supporting the development of healthy social groups and friendships.
Here are some daily tips for getting the school year off to a good start. These “press the reset button” ground rules also work well at the start of a new semester or outside school hours – for after-school teams or group activities. They work at home, too – anytime you want to clear the air and start fresh.
We’ll post a new tip each day, adding to our bullying prevention “toolkit”. Check back daily!
20 Tips For Bully-Free Schools – Tip #19
Extend Help To Others Through Community Service.
Adults teach children about care and empathy when we help others by giving the gift of our time. Teach children to help within the community by being alert to opportunities to build, deliver, decorate, paint, read, tutor, visit, teach, or coach. Look for ways for kids to share their unique skills and ideas. The act of extending our hand to others builds self-respect in the giver, generates gratitude in both the giver and the receiver, and helps us get to know people as individual human beings.