SAMPLE HANDOUTS Annual Training for Prevention of Bullying & Harassment Creating the Culture What Students Can Do Understand what is bullying and harassment. Understand the harmful and lasting affects of bullying and harassment. Know the disciplinary consequences of bullying and harassment. Learn how to respond to and resolve incidents of bullying and harassment peacefully. Learn how and who to report incidents of bullying and harassment to an adult. Practice 3 step response: “Stop-Walk-Talk.” SAMPLE HANDOUTS Annual Training for Prevention of Bullying & Harassment Creating the Culture What Schools Can Do Implement a schoolwide system that acknowledges positive student and adult behaviors and invests in prevention. Model positive and appropriate behaviors and treat all students, staff, and families with compassion and respect. Create and establish mediation programs focusing on problem solving. Teach and acknowledge schoolwide behavioral expectations/core ethical values consistently and routinely sending a CLEAR message that bullying, harassment, and/or discrimination are unacceptable student or adult behaviors. Address incidents of bullying, harassment, and/or discrimination immediately and consistently. Increase supervision where bullying tends to occur. Involve volunteers and/or parents in supervising and monitoring areas. Implement a safe and confidential reporting system fro student victims. Identify resources for bullies, victims, bystanders and their families. SAMPLE HANDOUTS Annual Training for Prevention of Bullying & Harassment Creating the Culture What Teachers Can Do In Their Classrooms Establish a safe and caring classroom environment by modeling schoolwide behavioral expectations/core ethical values, acknowledging students for demonstrating positive behaviors. Deliver 6 positives statements to 1 negative statement in working with students. Incorporate character education into the grade-level curriculum integrating anti-bullying themes and activities. Create opportunities for students to experience empathy, compassion, and respect for all. Teach students dispute prevention and resolution skills in addition to speaking out when they hear slurs or negative comments. Teach students how to report incidents of bullying, harassment, and or discrimination. Establish an “open-door” policy for all students. Role play how to respond to bullying, harassment, and discrimination. Be aware of seating arrangements and student involvement with bullying. SAMPLE HANDOUTS Annual Training for Prevention of Bullying & Harassment Creating the Culture What Families Can Do Home is where the heart is. Make sure your child has a safe and loving home environment where he or she can take shelter, physically and emotionally. Understand what constitutes bullying and harassment. Understand the harmful effects of these behaviors. Talk to your child about respecting diversity of all including addressing sexual orientation and gender identity and name calling. Learn the school’s procedures for reporting incidents of bullying and harassment. If your child is being bullied: 1. Be supportive and gather information about the bullying. Listen carefully to what your child tells you about the bullying. a. Do not encourage physical retaliation. For example: Do not say, “Just hit them back.” 2. Contact your child’s teacher or principal. a. Emphasize you want to work with the staff at school in finding a solution. 3. Help your child become more resilient to bullying. a. Help to develop your child’s talents or positive attributes. b. Teach him or her how to seek help from an adult when feeling threatened by a bully.
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