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I know that we all do things related to bullying and harassment - some are things that are CYA and others are useful and effective. Sometimes the two subsets also cross!
What are the things that your school and distrcit are doing that really seem to be working and making a difference?
We have an Early Education to grade 9 school and are implementing The 7 Habits and The Leader in Me program. The emphasis on engaging and building the whole community has been very positive. We are hearing from parents that the students are bringing the language and the thinking to their homes. I really like the energy spent on teaching the kids 'what to do' and how to be with other people.
I also have some connection to Jeremy Dias in Canada. http://www.jersvision.org His organization, I believe, founded 'The Day of Pink'. He is a speaker that is engaging for students, teachers and parents; his focus is homophobic bullying, and he addresses bullying of all kinds. Information on the website includes student run conferences 'to promote diversity and stand up to bullying, discrimination and homophobia in their schools and youth communities'.
There are many pieces to this issue. There's a couple of them. . . Thank you for the sharing on this topic.