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Educators

What you can do to prevent bullying

  • Anyone can be a target of bullying. Kids need help when bullied – do not ignore it or chalk it up to typical teen behavior.  Click here for possible signs of bullying.
  • Talk to your students about building each other up, and what it means to be a friend.
  • Have your students design posters about bullying prevention.
  • Design a school-wide bullying prevention pledge and have every student sign the pledge to stop bullying.
  • Conflict and eye to eye peer resolution often re-victimize the target of bullying. Help the target identify what she/he needs to feel safe.
  • Adult supervision is key to preventing bullying. Avoid situations where students are alone in school bathrooms, playgrounds, hallways and locker rooms. Invoke the buddy system when appropriate.

Classroom materials

Attorney General’s Bullypack (used by Howard High School of Technology and other schools).

Cape Henlopen High School’s Bullying Prevention Materials:

Cape Incident Reporting Form
Cape Positive Behavior Report Form
Cape Lesson Plan – Preventing bullying in schools
Cape Lesson Plan – Cyber bullying and girl bullying
Attachment for Lesson Plan above on cyber bullying – Anticipation Guide for bullying
Attachment for Lesson Plan above on cyber bullying – Questionnaire on bullying
Cape Lesson Plan – Accepting Differences
Cape Lesson Plan – Understanding the difference between bullying and messing with or not liking someone
What does Positive Behavior Support Look like at Cape?

Delaware Department Of Education’s Bullying Prevention Model Policy:
http://www.deletebullying.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/BullyPrevPolicyTemplate2012.pdf

For quick access to the Delaware Department of Education’s School Climate and Discipline page, click the link below: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/students_family/climate/default.shtml

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