Archive for June, 2011
Bullying has always been a problem for children in and out of schools. The reasons for bullying vary but the feelings and impact from their victims are always the same. The victims of bullies are usually selected in an area or places where the bully will be less likely to be caught which make it difficult for teachers or school staff to intervene. So it is important that children be educated on how to react accordingly if they witness someone being bullied or what to do if they become a victim of a bully.
Children will be not as prone to use bullying behavior when the school environment is promoting its children and staff to take action against bullying when it appears, in this way everyone is responsible to assist in stopping bullying. School children need to understand the differences between tattling on students who are bullying children and telling on them to protect others from harm.
There should be a strong anti-bullying policy in place at schools along with guidelines posted where children can easily view them. These posted guidelines should list the consequences for bullying behavior along with guidelines for proper behavior that is expected from all students.
June 2nd, 2011