Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Anti-Bullying Month: Strategies For Preventing It From Happening

Fox CT, October 13, 2014

"October is anti-bullying month. And that means we must identify what bullying is, the parties involved and then figure out appropriate strategies to remedy it. It goes beyond being teased once or twice. Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen repetitively and have a profound negative impact on a child’s psyche and overall well-being in school. We often try to figure out why bullies behave the way they do. Many times we proclaim as educators that it is because there is something that they are lacking or not feeling good about themselves. Ultimately, I feel that no matter the type of bullying it is, all bullying roots from a feeling of not being accepted in some way or valued. The best way to win this war, is to not fight at all, but rather teach youth about accepting others for all of their unique differences because that is what makes the world so great!" Read more

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