It is important that we all work together to stop bullying in our school. Here are some bullying myths & facts from www.bullying.org:

 

Myth: “Bullying is just, stage, a normal part of life. I went through it my kids will too. ”

Fact: Bullying is not “normal” or socially acceptable behaviour. We give bullies power by our acceptance of this behaviour.

Myth: “If I tell someone, it will just make it worse.”

Fact: Research shows that bullying will stop when adults in authority and peers get involved .

Myth: “Just stand up for yourself and hit them back”

Fact: While there are some times when people can be forced to defend themselves, hitting back usually makes the bullying worse and increases the risk for serious physical harm.

Myth: “Bullying is a school problem, the teachers should handle it”

Fact: Bullying is a broader social problem that often happens outside of schools, on the street, at shopping centers, the local pool, summer camp and in the adult workplace.”

Myth: “People are born bullies”

Fact: Bullying is a learned behaviour and behaviours can be changed.

 

For more information about bullying and what can be done to prevent it, check out these websites:

 

www.bullying.org

www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids/

http://org.kidshelpphone.ca/en

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