Help stop bullying (for students)!

Help stop bullying (for students)!

tumblr_mlxavfpnWL1qcxu82o1_500What is bullying? It is any hurtful behavior that can harm another person. Bullying can take my different forms.  Some common examples of bullying are name-calling, teasing, telling, pushing, spreading rumors, and cyberbullying. It can cause negative physical, school, and mental health issues. So here’s how you can help prevent bullying in school!

  1. Treat everyone with respect.

Do not be mean to other students. Before you say or do something that could hurt someone, stop and think if you should do it. If you feel like being mean to someone, try to play a game, watch TV, or talk to someone to take your mind off it. If you don’t know how to be nice to others, talk to an adult and ask them to help you. Remember that everyone is different. Also, if you think you bullied someone before, apologize.

 

  1. If you are being bullied…

If you are being bullied, here’s what you can do. Look at the bully and tell him/her to stop in a calm, clear voice. Or you can laugh it off because it can catch the bully off guard. Do not fight back. It is best if you walk away and stay safe. If you think you are being bullied, talk to an adult that you trust. They can try to help you stop the bullying.

 

If you see someone being bullied, talk to an adult. It can be a parent, teacher, or another adult you can trust. You need to let them know when bad things are happening so they can help. Remember to be kind to the student being bullied. Show that you care by sitting with them at lunch or on the bust. Try to talk to them during school or hang out with them after school.

You can always stop bullying, find out more here: http://www.flipthescriptnow.org/students

Until next time,

Eva D.

The Voki Team

1560505_10152516453053764_8553617582835278394_nBio: Eva is the Community Manager for Voki and is part of the Marketing Team at Oddcast. She enjoys playing the piano and knitting on her free time. (She’s also a Rubik’s cube master!) She loves to hear your feedback and comments for Voki!

Top 3 Ways Teachers Can Stop Bullies

Top 3 Ways Teachers Can Stop Bullies

October is National BullyingBullying Prevention Month. As you know, bullying is a major problem in school. Students who are bullied can experience negative physical, school, and mental health issues. It affects everyone: the person being bullied, the bully, and the witnesses. Whether it is the classroom, the cafeteria, library, on the playground, or bathroom, it is up to the teachers to help prevent bullying in school.

Here, Voki have 3 tips that can help you and other school administrators prevent bullying from happening in school.

 

  1. Help your students understand bullying.

Explain to your students what bullying is and how to stand up to it safely. Tell them that bullying is unacceptable. Encourage them to speak to a trusted adult if they see someone being bullies or if they are bullied. Give your students tips on how to stand up to bullies and if it doesn’t work, walk away.

 

  1. Create a safe and supportive environment.

You should create a classroom culture of inclusion and respect that welcomes all students. Make sure that your students interact safely. Find out where students can have a higher risk of bullying, such as bathrooms, playgrounds, and cafeteria. This is where there is little or no adult supervision. Establish ground rules in in class so students can help create this positive and respectful environment. Always remember that you are a role model for them so you must follow the rules yourself.

 

  1. Stop Bullying on the spot.

If you spot bullying in school, stop it immediately. Do not ignore it and do think that they can work it out without help. If another teacher is needed, do not hesitate to ask. Talk to the students individually and do not force other students to say what they saw publicly. Model respectful behavior when you intervene because you are their role model.

 

For more information on how to prevent bullying, visit www.stopbullying.gov.

Until next time,

Eva D.
The Voki Team

1560505_10152516453053764_8553617582835278394_nBio: Eva is the Community Manager for Voki and is part of the Marketing Team at Oddcast. She enjoys playing the piano and knitting on her free time. (She’s also a Rubik’s cube master!) She loves to hear your feedback and comments for Voki!