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Handling A Bully - Parent 1

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Parents

Your student is participating in classroom activities helping them learn strategies to use when they encounter a bully or bullying behaviors. We would love for you to keep the discussion going at home!

Definition: Bullying occurs when someone hurts or frightens another person that may be younger, smaller in height; it can also be when someone tries to make you do something you don’t want to do or shouldn’t do, but makes you afraid to say no to them.

Here a just a few ideas to help get the conversation started:

  • Have you ever been in a situation where someone tried to frighten you because they were older or taller than you?
  • Have you ever been in a situation where someone tried to make you do something wrong because they made you afraid to say no to them?
  • Have you ever bullied someone?
  • Is calling a person bad names bullying?
  • Is it okay to say bad things to someone if you don’t hurt them physically?
  • How can you be a buddy and not a bully?
  • What happens if you witness bullying being done to someone else and you do nothing?

Activity

Draw a picture or write about a time when you were bullied or saw a friend getting bullied. How did you feel when it happened? What did you do to help your friend?