October National Bullying Prevention Month
Together We Can Stop Bullying
Parents talk with your children about Bullying. Here are 4 topics to help the conversation
Talking Brings Us Together
Help your students know they’re not alone by having a dialogue about classroom challenges. Have a conversation about the fears or challenges they faced in school, and then encourage them to discuss what fears or challenges they face.
Reach Out to Someone New
Introduce yourself to someone you don’t know this week and invite the person to sit with you at lunch or play with you at recess.
Standing Up For Others
Bullying is when someone is continually mean to another person on purpose and the person it’s happening to hasn’t been able to make it stop. It’s unfair and one-sided. One way you can help stop bullying is to report it to an adult. You can also speak up about what is wrong in the situation, ask for the behavior to stop, or befriend the person who is being picked on. Talk to your students about positive bystander behaviors and encourage them to speak up if they witness bullying happening in or out of school.
Take Note of the Little Things
Take note of other students, or yourself, doing nice things for other classmates or teachers. You could ask your child to write what they saw. Then discuss the events with your child and how the activity made them aware of the good things happening around them.