Stories and articles about bullying prevention and support
Today is pink shirt day, a day intended promote awareness of bullying, spark conversations about bullying, and increase programs intended to prevent bullying.
Programs don’t work.
Programs are nearly always a bandaid solution.
What works is a full-scale school and division-wide culture change, and fundamental changes in pedagogy, policy, and philosophy.
My personal story
I shared my story is because I work with children who have been, or are being, bullied now. I want anyone who has been a victim of bullying to know they are not alone.
Stop gaslighting children
Being bullied is never the fault of the victim. Seems obvious, right? I think most people would agree with this statement if asked. Yet, being humans, what we say and what we do don’t always line up.
Pink shirt day
I don’t really have an issue with pink shirt day, per se. It’s a great way to increase awareness and to start conversations about bullying in schools and classrooms, but it will take a lot more than wearing pink shirts to end bullying.
What’s necessary is a full-scale school and division-wide culture change, and fundamental changes in pedagogy, policy, and philosophy.-Jillian Enright, Neurodiversity MB
Support & resources
I have compiled an extensive list of support and help available to anyone who is a victim of bullying.
Preventing bullying requires creating a culture of respect, acceptance, and inclusion. It means teaching children to embrace and celebrate differences, rather than merely tolerate them.
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