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 #3
Adults Must Lead By Example
We must do a better job cleaning up our own act. Kids will never listen to us if we’re still swearing, gossiping, giving people the cold shoulder, and holding grudges. We must walk our talk. Model the behavior you want to see. Kids are watching!