October is bullying awareness month. Are you aware that there is bullying happening in our school? So am I. Let’s do something about it.
Our job is to make sure that every child learns as much as possible – so every young person is ready for life’s choices later on. We’re calling that goal “T-2-4,” which stands for Technical education, a 2-year college, or a 4-year university after high school.
One of the things that gets in the way of that goal is bullying.
What should we do to eliminate bullying at our school?
Work hard, be nice. If more people were just working hard and being nice to each other, we’d have less bullying. It’s easier to be nice to people when you respect them and agree that you’ve got the same goals. That’s where UNITY comes in. We’re all in this together. Let’s support each other.
Educate. The more we know about bullying, and what to do when someone is bullying someone else, the better equipped we’ll be to stop it. That’s why we’re having a couple of concert-assemblies this week: to spread the word about what bullying is and how to stop it.
Become a community of Reactors. Reactors are the 4th person in a bullying scenario, along with the Bully, the Victim, and the Bystander. The Reactor takes a stand, reports the incident, and refuses to allow the bullying to continue. If we all become Reactors and stand up to bullying, there will be no one left to bully!
Ask the kids. Adults frequently think they’ve got all the answers. We don’t! We’d like to hear from you.
How can we make Shaw a safer place?
How can we eliminate bullying at our school and in our neighborhood?
Post your ideas on this blog, and we’ll continue the conversation. I personally respond to every student that posts. Let’s talk.