Anti-Bullying Day is a day when people wear pink to symbolize a stand against bullying. From kindness promises to decorated cookies, have a look at some of our schools and their participation. Be the “I” in Kind!
What is bullying?
- Bullying is when someone deliberately tries to hurt someone else they think is weaker than they are. In many cases, bullying is repeated over and over and can cause a lot of pain that lasts a long time. It can even lead to things like depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.
- Bullying happens in many ways, but some common forms of bullying are verbal (teasing, name-calling), physical (hitting, kicking, pushing, breaking someone’s toys or favorite things) or social (leaving someone out, spreading rumors).
- Cyber-bullying is using social media or other technology like texting to threaten, embarrass or even damage a person’s reputation.
What you can do about bullying…
- If you see someone being bullied or you’re being bullied, talk to a trusted grownup about it.
- When someone is being bullied, in person or online, stand up for them so that they know that they don’t deserve to be bullied.
- Don’t encourage bullying by participating in bullying behavior.