Bully-proofing Our Classroom
Bully-proofing • Everyone’s been trained. We want to keep you safe. • There is strength in numbers • If a bully is trying to be popular, then having most of the class say, “I don’t like what you’re doing” will stop them from achieving their goal. • It is difficult for the bully to target a victim if we stick together and no one is left out.
Telling vs. Tattling • It’s not tattling: • When you help someone who is in danger, who is being hurt physically or emotionality, by speaking out. • The goal is to get help; not to get someone in trouble.
Telling vs. Tattling • Jimmy took my place in line, Mrs. Torres. Make him move. • Susie is calling me “four eyes” again, Mrs. Torres. I need help.
Telling vs. Tattling • Important • Harmful or dangerous physically or psychologically • Need help from an adult to solve the problem • Purpose is to keep yourself or someone else safe • Behavior is purposeful • Unimportant • Harmless • Can handle it by yourself • Purpose is to get someone in trouble • Behavior may be accidental Telling Tattling
Rules for Bully-Proofing Our Classroom • We will not bully others. • We will help others who are being bullied by speaking out and by getting adult help. • We will use extra effort to include all students in activities at our school • GOAL: • For everyone to be physically and emotionally safe