Bullying is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days when anything goes wrong between peers. It is our job to make sure students understand what constitutes bullying in order for them to use it appropriately when uncomfortable or unsafe circumstances arise.
When someone calls your kid stupid, it IS NOT BULLYING. Everywhere you turn these days you hear about bullying. And it's coming out of the mouths of kids and parents way more than it should. You and I and they are labeling all mean actions bullying. But what is bullying?
My kids school needs this because many kids are victims without anyone doing anything about it, and when the child being bullied reacts they end up getting in trouble! Great Poster on What IS Bullying... Exclusion, Physical, Lies or Rumors, Threats, Verbal Abuse or Teasing... Generally a Combination of the Above
CYBER BULLYING: This post gives 5 ways on how to handle a bully.Kids being bullied can lead to suicides, violence, and murder. Kids need to speak up, stand for themselves, say "STOP It", avoid the bully, talk to an adult, and stay calm.