It's Your Choice: Bullying Prevention Program

Facts about Bullying
  • Bullying is NOT a fact of life. It is a life changing event.
  • Bullying is a form of abuse, harassment and violence.
  • Bullying is a learned behavior.
  • 86% of children between the ages of 12 and 15 said that they get teased or bullied at school.
Creating a Culture of Kindness & Caring
  • Teach the difference between tattling and telling.
  • Teach kindness and caring. Make kindness and caring parts of your everyday vocabulary.
  • Invite kids to make choices.
  • Promote random acts of kindness.
  • Teach empathy and compassion.
  • Be kind.
  • Be consistent with rules and consequences.
  • Talk about values/ethical principles.
  • Use teachable moments – relate everything to kindness and caring.
  • Role model positive, respectful, and caring behavior. Watch own reactions and words.
  • Promote diversity.
  • Make sure we (adults) are warm, caring and having a positive influence with the children. Give compliments. Be grateful.
Documents / Resources
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A Primer on Bullying
Book Resources
Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: Bullying and the Child with Special Needs
Face Bullying With Confidence: 8 Skills Kids Can Use Right Away
Summary of identified issues at the Anti-bullying Mini-conference
Bullying 101: What Every Parent Needs to Know
Various news articles regarding bullying
"Bully Bill" - Texas Legislature's Definition of Bullying
Processing "Outcries" of Bullying
Love and Logic Resources for Educators
Love and Logic Resources for Parents
Leander ISD Students and Staff Speak About Anti-Bullying
Check out these YouTube videos:
Cedar Park-Leander Statesman story on VRHS teacher, Karen Lousma, receiving ADL Award