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Stomp Out Bullying Change The Culture

(Date Posted 10/22/2018)

Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use, and suicide. Community members can use their unique strengths and skills to prevent bullying wherever it occurs. Talking with children about the specific ways that drama and bullying show up in their lives is a fundamental way of helping them put language to an experience and thus gain an intellectual understanding of an otherwise confounding emotional experience.  At the same time, when students understand and can identify bullying in all of its forms, they feel less alone and more connected to the person who is helping them make sense of the social dynamic.

By hearing anti-bullying messages from the different adults in their lives the message that bullying is unacceptable will be reinforced.  As we talk about what to do when bullying occurs students will have the courage to step in to stop bullying. Statistics show when peers intervene nearly 60% of bullying stops.  If students believe they can make a difference they are more likely to act.

We can start the conversation.  Talking to the youth we know, helping them to understand what bullying is, how it makes them feel and what they can do will empower them to take action to stop bullying.  If you See Something - Say Something! You can make a difference.

 

Be Alert, Be Observant, and Be Safe.  

If you SEE Something - SAY Something!

Find more information about bullying in the links below

Common Views and Myths about Bullying

Help Your Child Recognize the Signs of Bullying

Elementary School - If you see Bullying

Bullying 101: Guide for Middle and High School Students

Cyberbullying: Identification, Prevention, & Response

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