By Suzanne Lyons, Founder, Cooperative Games Background on Bullying The basic fact of bullying is that it is a cruel torment, so disturbing that most educators would prefer to look away. But of course we know we cannot. The Department of Health and Human Services defines bullying this way: Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior among school-aged … Continue reading “Cooperative Games to Prevent Bullying”
by Jennifer DiStefano, Student Assistance Counselor, Cherry High School East According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, one out of four students will experience bullying during their school age years. This is an upsetting statistic, but one student was determined to do something about it. Student on a Mission A student-athlete at Cherry Hill High … Continue reading “Athletes Against Bullying”
Bullying prevention needs to be embedded in a school’s culture, a seamless aspect of everyday life, but having a special day devoted to raising awareness around the consequences of bullying can be a great kickstart! Read on to learn more about Fort Settlement Middle School’s efforts to prevent bullying. By Susan Bakus, Campus Assessment Coordinator … Continue reading “Intentional Strategies for Making Bullying Prevention Effective and Fun”
When it comes to bullying prevention, teachers handle concerns from parents, demands from administrators and regulations from their local and federal governments, all while educating a group of 20 or so young students. Rather than simply providing them resources and telling them to solve the problem, it is important to also stress, they are not … Continue reading “Annie Fox Addresses Bullying Issues in “Whose Kids Are These Anyway””
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Bullying Prevention goes hand in hand with honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who stood up for what he believed in, even when that was a very difficult thing to do. Martin Luther King Jr. serves as an exemplar for students who … Continue reading “Proactive Approaches to Bullying Prevention: Two Schools Share Their Success”
Another school year is now in high gear, and like you, we at “Character.org” once again find ourselves energized and empowered by all the new, hopeful faces we see each day and therejuvenated, resilient promise of the teaching profession, itself. Making a difference. That is your raison d’être and it is ours, as well. More … Continue reading “Renewing commitments, battling bullies, and celebrating servant-leaders”
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