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WAYS TO PREVENT BULLYING IN YOUR SCHOOL

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Today today’s Ways to Prevent Bullying in school and classroom

My name is ODETOLA EBENEZER ISRAEL
FOUNDER CME FOUNDATION

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As educator, we all have a responsibility to create a safe and healthy environment in your classroom—one that protects every student from bullying. This means you must not only identify and address bullying consistently; you also must create a culture of respect and dignity in your classroom.
From physical altercations to rumors and gossip, bullying can have lasting effects on an educational environment.

No matter how high your school fee
How big your school
How good your teachers
How beautiful your class and school

If you don’t have endless skills to manage bullying in your school.

Be ready to face the consequences.
Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength.

It is a repeated behavior and can be physical, verbal, or relational. While boys may bully others using more physical means; girls often bully others by social exclusion.
Bullying has been part of school, and even workplaces, for years. More recently, though, technology and social media have created a new venue for bullying that has expanded its reach.
How to stop bullying in school

When a parent sends a child to school, they want the child to acquire quality education, have an opportunity to establish strong friendships, and have proper preparation for their future life.

However, most of all, parents want their children to be secure and safe. Therefore, one of the major challenges of the education system, as well as society in general, lies in the question –

how to prevent and stop bullying in school?
This process can succeed only if parents, school staff, and various health and human services join their forces.
What is school bullying?

it refers to behaviors where a child uses their power to jeopardize, control or hurt another child through threats, spreading rumors, physical or verbal assault, or exclusion from the group.


How frequent is bullying in schools?

According to the available data in Nigeria 25% of students aged 12 through 18 experience bullying. Imbalance of power between bullies and victims and the violence that stems from it can take various forms and can be the consequence of a variety of causes.

Students who were bullied claimed that bullies: had the ability to influence other students’ perception, had more social influence, they are physically stronger or larger had more money or power.

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What does bullying look like?

Bullying occurs in various forms, and it is therefore not always easy to identify. The most frequent forms of bullying are:

Verbal bullying – making someone feel bad through spoken or written remarks.

Social bullying – negatively affecting someone’s reputation and social connections

Physical bullying – endangering physical safety or property.

Cyberbullying – this type of bullying that usually occurs in cyberspace through Facebook and/or other social media.

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A guy who use to bully a celebrity come for audition, the lady ask can you say all what you have been saying about me on twitter now

The guy replied I was just joking,
The next day the guy lost is JOB

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Why the question of how to prevent bullying in school is paramount expecially after some terrifying events in Lagos Abuja Owerri and many more that can’t be find online 😳 all is well

The important thing to know is that bullying is not only the school’s problem. 

Undesirable behavior in children is often a consequence of certain problems and challenges faced by society in general.
However, school is certainly a right place to react in order to prevent bullying if it takes place
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The reason is simple: bullying that is not stopped at school will transfer elsewhere, to the entire society. Unless they get help, both bullies and their victims will face difficulties growing up and trying to fit into society.

This is why bullying is an example of a problem that needs to be nipped in the bud.

Before we sleep tonight

Let’s explore ways to prevent bullying in school

There are a number of positive actions and practices that can prevent the occurrence of bullying in schools.

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1, Be Visible Throughout the Day

Make sure your students see you anywhere bullying might occur, like the hostel, hallways, and even in the lunchroom. You also may want to make yourself visible near the school buses in the afternoon and during recess if you can. Also, be sure your school has proper supervision in all bullying hot spots.

Remember, kids who bully are opportunists. They know where the teachers are most of the time and will wait until the coast is clear to target another student. Make sure there are very few opportunities for students to bully others.

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Watch for Bullying Indicators

Be sure you are able to recognize the most common types of bullying as well as cyberbullying indicators. Also, be aware that boys and girls often bully differently.

For instance, boys may resort to physical bullying and girls are more likely to use relational bullying like ostracizing another student.

Look for what is called “gateway indicators.” These are initial behaviors that students display that are often gateways for more intentional types of bullying. Some possible gateway indicators include rolling eyes, laughing under their breath, making jokes, turning their back on others, and using sarcasm. If you see these behaviors, look a little closer. There may be subtle forms of bullying taking place already.

Empower Student Bystanders

Strive to empower the bystanders in your class. Encourage them to stand up against bullying behavior or to report it to you or another adult. Remind them that research has shown that bullying ends when one person takes a stand.

Then provide safe and confidential ways that they can report bullying incidents.

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Victims of bullying are often afraid or embarrassed to come forward. As a result, you may need to rely on other students to let you know when bullying is occurring. Identify your class leaders early in the school year and check in with them.

Let them be your eyes and ears when you cannot be present.
Also, be sure you make it safe for them to alert you of potential issues.

No student wants to be called a snitch. So, make sure you implement ways for them to get information to you without the rest of the students knowing who it came from.

Maintain Open Communication

Strive to build a rapport with all your students. Get to know them as individuals. Greet each student every day and ask how things are going. Watch for signs that they might be experiencing bullying.

 Do your best to find out about their interests and goals. And if they are struggling, offer support or direct them to school resources where their specific needs can be met.

Prevent Cliques in Your Classroom

One way to help prevent social cliques from forming in your classroom is to assign students to groups when they have a group project.

When you allow kids to pick their own groups, this opens the door to bullying opportunities.

It also allows cliques to strengthen, and it creates an opportunity for kids to ostracize others.

When you select the group, you are ensuring that your students learn to work with those outside their circle of friends. Pre-selected groups also give students the opportunity to learn how to work with different types of people.

Respond Quickly to Bullying

When you spot bullying, address it right away.  Avoid normalizing bullying with statements like “children will be children.” If you minimize bullying, you are sending a message that bullying is OK.

Speak With the Victim Privately

Create an environment where your students feel safe talking with you. Empathize with how they are feeling and provide ideas for overcoming bullying. Make a commitment to help the victim resolve the issue.

Also, don’t try to talk to the victim in front of the bully.
The victimized student won’t be as forthcoming or truthful about what happened with the bully present. Fear of retaliation often keeps victims silent. Make sure you schedule a safe time to talk with the victim when the bully will not be aware of the meeting.

Speak With the Bully Separately

Develop Appropriate Interventions

Both the victim and the bully need intervention and support. For instance, the victim may need to speak with ​a guidance counselor to regain self-esteem.

The bully also may benefit from speaking with the guidance counselor (separately) to learn better ways of communicating.

Bullying is not the same as a conflict. It is an unbalanced situation where one student has more power than the other and uses that power to intimidate, humiliate, and wound the other student. Peer mediation or other types of group counseling are not effective in bullying situations.

Keep a Close Eye on the Situation

Keeping tabs on both the bully and the victim is an important step in making sure bullying ends. Watch how they interact in your classroom. Keep an eye on them at lunch and pay attention to what happens at recess. Make a few surprise visits to the bus area

Observing how your students interact with each other will help prevent future bullying incidents.

Conclusion

We all need to contribute towards bullying prevention

How to stop bullying in school is a question of everyone. The people most involved in providing answers to it are the ones involved in the educational process. Policy makers, teachers and school staff, parents and students – they all have a role in recognizing and preventing bullying.
Simply put, this is a problem of the entire society. Therefore, each of us needs to take care not to perpetrate any sort of violence towards others, and we all need to do everything within our power to prevent bullying.

Physical, psychological, and social safety and well-being of each individual are objectives that can provide a content, successful, and promising society. The exact kind of society we dream about for our children.

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