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Anti-Bullying Policy In Schools: Strategies
- What is Anti-Bullying
- Why is Anti-Bullying policies needed in Schools?
- How do we suspect if child is being bullied?
- How the schools help in Anti-Bullying policy?
- What are the Anti-bullying policies used in schools?
- Other strategies: Anti-bullying policy in schools
- How Can Parents Help with Anti-Bullying policies in Secondary Schools?
Over the past few years, bullying has been a national problem. Many people continuously experience the dramatic impacts and aftereffects of bullying. People have taken their own lives, viewing this final act as the only way to escape their bullies. For these reasons, an anti-bullying policy in school is very important to know how to stop bullying in secondary schools. We will also look at ways on why anti-bullying policies are important in schools? How Anti-bullying policy in schools can change the environment that a student studies in. Let’s see how you can tell if your child is being bullied at school? How can one come with Anti- bullying policy in schools?
Chapter 1:What is Anti-Bullying
Anti-bullying refers to laws, policies, organizations, and movements aimed at stopping or preventing bullying, where a person, called a bully, verbally or physically threatens or assaults a person, causing the person to feel a real or perceived power imbalance. Bullying affects the ability of the child to study effectively. As a result, students feel safe and secure physically, emotionally, and socially in school. Therefore, schools must implement schools implement a comprehensive anti-bullying policy that is effective.
Chapter 2:Why is Anti-Bullying policies needed in Schools?
Believe it or not, bullying is more of name-calling, hitting, pushing, and kicking. Those who bully may encourage those around them to avoid someone or ignore them. Of course, this type of bullying involves the participation of other individuals while bullying occurs. A lot of bullying happens in school, for example, a young boy is teased at school by his senior who is bigger and taller than him. The bully might even threaten him against telling anyone. So, the young boy does not speak up. He suffers the bullying because he is scared of the older boy and what he would do if this younger boy talks about the bullying.
Coping with bullying at school is not easy for such kids. They have a tough time at school. These kids do not talk to parents and teachers about the bullying since it scares them. They feel that the bully will harm them more if they speak up. These kids need a lot of support and help to deal with bullying at school. .
Chapter 3:How do we suspect if child is being bullied?
- Look out for any signs of sudden changes – You will see some signs in your child. First, they will try coping with bullying at school on their own. So, there may be several changes in his/her mood, behaviour, attitude, etc. For example, your daughter who is very lively and who generally talks all the time has become quiet. Do not ignore these changes. You have to take efforts to notice these changes.
- Note how your child looks after coming home from school – You will know how your child’s day at school has gone only if you are actively trying to talk about it when they come home. For example, your son comes home with his clothes all untidy or bruises on his body. This is a clear sign that he has been in a physical fight at school.
- They struggle to control their emotions or unintentionally prompt the child to bully them again.
- The child likes being assertive, avoiding people and places.
- Finds it hard to control feelings of anger and frustration
Chapter 4:How the schools help in Anti-Bullying policy?
- Maintain a community where every student feels valued and safe and individual differences are appreciated
- Praise and reward the positive behavior of the students
- Teach the students to respect themselves and the others
Chapter 5:What are the Anti-bullying policies used in schools?
- Using specific information or incidents
- Teach kindness and Empathy
- Create connections
- Identify “gateway behaviors”
- Eye rolling
- Prolonged staring
- Back turning
- Laughing cruelly/encouraging others to laugh
- Ignoring or excluding
- Causing physical harm
Chapter 6:Other strategies: Anti-bullying policy in schools
- To help the students to seek counselling, to make the right choices and not be influenced to peer pressure
- Reassure students that the school will do all in its power to protect and support
- Access all the bullying cases as fully as possible
- Use a range of strategies which challenge bullying behavior
- Provide opportunities to discuss and consider bullying
Chapter 7:How Can Parents Help with Anti-Bullying policies in Secondary Schools?
- Start an open discussion about what is bullying. Use stories, examples, and even videos to inform your child what bullying is and what to do if they face such a situation.
- Encourage them to speak up. Give them the needed courage and assurance that you will take care of them. Let them tell their story about what happens at school.
- Listen carefully without trying to point out what your child has done wrong. But do not get angry about such things. Your child has come to you now so focus on that.
- Talk to his/her teachers and parents of the bully. Everyone involved needs to work together. So talk to all the players involved and try to find a solution.
- Empower your child. Coping with bullying at school is hard. Try to give them tips and strategies that can help them. Also, try to boost their confidence and self-esteem.
- Look for unusual behavior in your children. They may suddenly not wish to attend school, feel ill regularly.
- Ask about how their day was and with whom did they spend time with
- Advise your child not to fight back, it makes things worse