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 #11
Apply Newcomer Tips To Current Students Who Have Differences Or Disabilities That Make It Harder For Them To Fit In.
Kids with learning disabilities or differences, less developed social skills, or physically evident differences are all at greater risk of being bullied. Adults must stand firm on the value of helping everyone, making a place for everyone, and especially not making a difference or disability the starting point for social humiliation.