Newsletter for September 2019

Fall Away From Bullying

What is Bullying?

  • When an individual or a group of people with more power, repeatedly and intentionally cause hurt or harm to another person or group of people who feel helpless to respond.
  • Bullying can continue over time, is often hidden from adults, and can continue if no action is taken.

What are some types of Bullying?

  1. Physical Bullying
    – Being physically aggressive, using physical intimidation, hitting, kicking, pushing, tripping, or touching in any inappropriate or unwanted way.
  2. Verbal Bullying
    – Using cruel spoken words, name calling, being disrespectful towards someone.
  3. Relational Bullying
    – Excluding, getting others to hurt others, or spreading rumors
  4. Cyberbullying
    – Spreading lies, false rumors, or mean words through social media, texting, and any other online resource

For Kids: What can I do?

  • Treat everyone with respect and be kind to others
  • Understand that everyone is different, but that different is not bad
  • If you are being bullied or have been bullied, talk to a trusted adult about the situation

For Adults: What can I do?

  • Understand what bullying is and what it looks like
  • Recognize warning signs that your child may be involved in bullying
  • Be in open communication with your children about bullying and let them know that they can come to you for help
  • Model positive behavior to your children