After reading about another child’s death due to bullying, I don’t understand why educators in some schools don’t enforce a “No Bullying” policy. Our children‘s safety should be our number one concern.
As I prepare to teach kindergarten-enrichment class this year, I will be teaching the children about kindness, caring, manners, and everything else that can help instill in them to want to be caring people. It must start young and the responsibility falls on both the parents and the educators.
Those who are responsible for the protection of our children must step up and do more. According to statistics, too many children are committing suicide due to bullying.
A stop to bullying and cyber-bullying needs to be taken care of by parents and educators.
Parents must communicate with their children. Let them know they can come to you with anything and that they don’t have to tolerate being bullied. Instill in them the confidence to stand up to mean people, because throughout life, there will be more mean people around looking for someone to bully. Those who bully must be told there are severe consequences to their behavior. More assemblies, guest speakers and police officers must come into the schools monthly if needed to get the message to kids! If they bully someone, that means disciplinary action will be taken.
- Bullying back in focus, answers far off (japantimes.co.jp)
- Proposed laws target cyber-bullying (stuff.co.nz)
- Battling Bullying in Dayton (wdtn.com)
- Bullying of Children With Disabilities – Postscript II (specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com)
- Two-Fisted Feds Fight School and Cyber Bullying (blogs.lawyers.com)
- Education Dept., KCSL Launch Hotline To Stop Bullying (wibw.com)
- What Can Parents, Educators and the Community Do about Bullying? (clarksvilleonline.com)
- MA Schools Use Seminars, Software Against Bullying (blogs.lawyers.com)
- Have You Ever Encountered Any Redhead Bullying? (bellasugar.com)
- Wilson Area School District focused on taking action against cyber bullying (wfmz.com)