October marks National Bullying Prevention Month, a campaign founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Below are five strategies to prevent bullying in schools:
- Create policies and rules– schools should establish and enforce clear school rules and policies so students know what is expected of them and how they should treat others.
- Create a reporting system– Students should feel able to report bullying when it occurs, so staff can act on it.
- Reward students- Reward and praise the students who show acts of kindness, thoughtfulness and respect.
- Educate about bullying prevention month- do activities in lesson time to educate the children on bullying. For more ideas, view PACER’s classroom tool kits and activities to help address bullying through education, engagement and peer interaction.
- Action- Schools should tackle bullying at the earliest opportunity and not allow it to escalate.
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