|Aug 22, 2012|
Nebraska school district offers anti-bullying seminar to adults
Bullying activities might occur on and off school property, and parents who can help limit their children's exposure to bullying may help their kids feel safe. Schools usually enforce policies relating to bullying, and often consider new ways to inform parents, including seminars.
An informative session about bullying could prove beneficial to adults, enabling them to learn both sides of various bullying issues. Tutorials may include facts that could provide insight into what it's like to be a bully or a victim of bullying activities.
In South Sioux City, Nebraska, the local school district hosted an anti-bullying solutions seminar on August 20, 2012, to educate parents. According to KCAU-TV, the session's organizers, from Dakota County Connections, Northeast Community College and South Sioux City Community Schools, sought to clarify what today's definition of the word "bully" encompasses.
"We don't know if our kid is being a victim or being the aggressor, so everybody, every parent, every person who has a child needs to listen to this seminar, because it's important," South Sioux City Schools spokesperson Araly Castillo told the news outlet.
Bullying statistics show that harassment is occurring more frequently online and in schools, increasing the need for students to understand how to handle these situations. Students face numerous daily conflicts, but seminar officials noted that these do not necessarily constitute bullying. Kids who understand the importance of problem solving and self-esteem give themselves an excellent opportunity to thrive in the face of this difficult issue.
For example, bullying victims may want to consider reporting bullying activities to a parent or school official. However, children could struggle with effectively handling the problem due to fear or other factors, and may fail to report these incidents.
Kids who can work out problems with words may feel better about themselves because they eliminate the possibility of resorting to violence. This can help them feel safer, which is critical for adolescents facing a number of daily challenges in school.
Another tool that can help students feel safer is uTip, the Bully Buster. This platform allows pupils to anonymously report bullying activities by sending text messages to school officials when bullying incidents occur, removing the fear of repercussion that prevents many youths from reporting a bully.