Bullying is such an important issue in our schools and it is often neglected. Click here for a previous post that I have written about bullying. A moving documentary called ‘Bully’ is about to be released in Australia. It is about peer to peer bullying within schools across America. Take a look at the trailer below.
It frustrates me when I hear about teachers and other school staff members turning a blind eye to bullying in their classrooms and in their schools. What are you doing to stop bullying in your classroom? What are you doing to stop bullying in your school? What are you doing to provide support for the bullies? What are you doing to provide support to those being bullied?
The image below was taken from Teacher’s Pet Facebook Page:
Bullying is definitely not an easy issue to deal with; however it cannot be swept under the rug. We as teachers need to be trying to make a difference. There are so many simple ideas like the one above that you can use to educate your students about bullying. It isn’t a topic that can be checked off after one activity, it needs to be continually revisted in meaningful ways. A safe and positive community with clear expectations needs to be built within the classroom and the entire school. So, what are YOU going to do?
Here are some great websites/links with more information and ideas:
How does your school deal with bullying?
What activities have you used that have been successful?
What are your thoughts?