Bullying Prevention in Positive Behavior Support: Expect Respect
This week all of our students participated in lessons to help promote a school-wide expectation for common respect, teaching what that means, and ensuring that all students and staff members share in the responsibility of creating and fostering a respectful school setting.
These lessons revolve around these key messages:
- Everyone in the school should know what it means to be respectful.
- Bullying is disrespectful and is maintained by attention from recipients, bystanders, and peers.
- Everyone in the school should have a strategy that stops encouraging and acknowledging bullying. When someone is not respectful, ask them to stop. Don’t allow bullying to be rewarded.
- Everyone asked to stop should have a common strategy for moving on without escalation.
- Students have the opportunity to report their concerns in a variety of ways. Talk to your counselor or any staff member. Get a copy of our student report form and turn it into the office or a staff member.
Ask your child what process they can use to help prevent bullying.