We understand that bullying can be difficult to bring up in the classroom, and with Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week starting today, we wanted to give you some resources that will help make this important conversation a little bit easier.
Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week offers teachers, parents and students the opportunity to discuss the dangers of bullying. It began in 2000 when Canadian teacher Bill Belsey realized that bullying was an issue that touched all people. He wants to create a world where it is not a “normal part of growing up,” and believes that education and awareness is the key to fixing this problem.
1 in 3 young students is affected by bullying and cyberbullying. This is described as a form of repeated, persistent and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that is intended to cause fear and distress.
Below are 6 great videos that are perfect for sharing with your students.
Take a Stand
2015 Anti-Bullying Video, Success Stories
Burger King - Bullying Jr.
Stand Up to Bullying – Family Channel Ad
CBC The National Report Pink Shirt Day
Anti-Bullying Flash Mob by David Lloyd George Elementary and Churchill Secondary
For more great resources and information on what to do with your classes, go to the Ontario Ministry of Education (http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/prevention.html) or Stop a Bully (http://www.stopabully.ca/).