Bullying is a very upsetting thing to happen to anyone, to say the least. It is so damaging to the victim. There are 4 main categories of bullying. I will be highlighting each one over the course of the week. The first one I would like to talk about is teasing. Teasing, put another way, is verbal violence and girls especially, are very, very good at doing it. It is mostly related to how you look, your sexuality and the level of social acceptance of the victim. The teasing includes the following: name calling, harassing and insulting, verbal demands/threats, doing something when the target/victim walks past like rolling the eyes and of course, cyber bullying which includes texting, internet and email.
This usually happens on a regular basis and is so hurtful to the victim!
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I subscribe to this blog written by Trinidad Hunt. I thought I would share it with you.
“For the last 30 years I have been saying that Relationship is Everything! Today there is a growing body of evidence that supports the notion that student engagement begins with relationships. Students need to feel connected to the adults in their school environment. The more connected they feel the greater the positive impact this has on everything from academics to social and emotional behavior. So how do we do this? How do we make students the center of everything we do as we move through our busy day on campus? How do we help students feel connected to us and to every adult on the school grouds? The 3-6-9 Rule that I developed and deliver to every school community that I work in will help you. Teach it to every adult member of your school community and ask for committed practice of the 3-6-9 Rule from everyone on the team. When walking across the campus or standing in the hallways or office areas… 3 – Look up, smile and say hello to every person who passes within 3 feet (1 metre) of you. 6 – Look up, smile and nod at every person that passes within 6 feet (2 metres) of you. 9- Look up and nod at every person that passes within 9 feet (3 metres) of you. Let every adult on the campus know how important they are in the lives of students. Their connection on any given day and at any given moment could be what makes that students day! Invite everyone to have fun with this. Make it a game to see how many students you can connect with during the day. And of course, if you know their name use it! Students love to be acknowledged by their names!!”
When trying to work out how to help your children when they are reading, it is always helpful to look at what good readers do. If you have a question about this topic, please post a comment and I’ll get back to you.