Research has shown that when parents, teachers and school staff have been asked the questions, "Is bullying a problem at your school." Adults answer "No, of course not."
However, when researchers asked students at these same schools, "Is bullying a problem?"" Kids' answer,"Yes, absolutely!"
The reason for this disconnect is that kids rarely tell parents when they are bullied or report other kids being bullied to teachers.
Today, our class talked about bullying at our school. We talked about what bullying is and why it is important to report bullying (even if it's not happening to you). We then made Anti-Bullying Posters that we will be hanging up around the school.
Afterwords, we watched a few really great webisodes on bullying and went through the discussion questions.
In the following months we will be going through the Steps to Respect Program. A District wide Anti-Bullying Curriculum.
If your child is being bullied or sees others being bullied (at school, on the bus, at the bus stop, etc.) Please contact me right away. You can also contact our School Counselor Ms. Nahurski.
We want your child to be safe and feel safe, always.