Wildcats Stop Bullying
WILDCATS STOP BULLYING BECAUSE WE:
- Take students complaints of bullying seriously.
- Tell students to report bullying to an adult.
- Do not overlook bullying behavior as “normal” childhood behavior.
- Build on developmental assets.
- Provide in-service and guidance lessons for all students, parents and faculty.
- Monitor all hallways during passing periods.
- Use books to open discussion and increase an awareness of bullying and its impact.
- Sign pledges against bullying.
HOW TO BE AN UPSTANDER:
- Choose to not participate in bullying behaviors.
- Report any incidence of bullying to a teacher, administrator, or counselor.
- Practice skills and strategies to take a stand.
- Encourage your friends and classmates to take a stand against any bullying they observe.
- Take an individual stand.
- Be friendly toward another student that is a target of bullying.
- Be a friend to new or needy students.
- If you hear bullying, change the conversation or help the student being bullied walk away from the situation.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE BEING BULLYED:
- Walk away with confidence, even though you may not be feeling it at the moment.
- Be calm.
- Tell the bully to stop.
- Use appropriate language.
- Have friends around and stay in safe places.
- Tell a responsible adult that you trust (parent, teacher, counselor, and administrator).
- Keep telling until the bullying behavior stops.