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Anti-Bullying

Facts about Bullying

  • Bullying is NOT a fact of life. It is a life changing event.
  • Bullying is a form of abuse, harassment and violence.
  • Bullying is a learned behavior.
  • 86% of children between the ages of 12 and 15 said that they get teased or bullied at school.

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Creating a Culture of Kindness & Caring

  • Teach the difference between tattling and telling.
  • Teach kindness and caring. Make kindness and caring parts of your everyday vocabulary.
  • Invite kids to make choices.
  • Promote random acts of kindness.
  • Teach empathy and compassion.
  • Be kind.
  • Be consistent with rules and consequences.
  • Talk about values/ethical principles.
  • Use teachable moments – relate everything to kindness and caring.
  • Role model positive, respectful, and caring behavior. Watch own reactions and words.
  • Promote persity.
  • Make sure we (adults) are warm, caring and having a positive influence with the children. Give compliments. Be grateful.

Documents / Resources
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A Primer on Bullying

Book Resources

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: Bullying and the Child with Special Needs

Face Bullying With Confidence: 8 Skills Kids Can Use Right Away

Summary of identified issues at the Anti-bullying Mini-conference

Bullying 101: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Various news articles regarding bullying

"Bully Bill" - Texas Legislature's Definition of Bullying

Processing "Outcries" of Bullying

Love and Logic Resources for Educators

Love and Logic Resources for Parents

Leander ISD Students and Staff Speak About Anti-Bullying
Check out these YouTube videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NR37LvohQsU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=h17b0_EAmfY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nCixMTHLiDM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uriUZz4VF8s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QEREtebeq6E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5U_LT3NKvFw

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