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National Stop Bullying Day

Posted on: October 9, 2019

In recognition of National Anti-Bully Month of October and today, October 9th being National Stop Bullying Day (2nd Wednesday of October), Wayne Local Schools reminds you of our Bullying, Harrassment, and Intimidation Policy.  There are a number of resources available to you at the following link.  Click here to be redirected

 

As taken from the National Day Calendar:

National Stop Bullying Day on the second Wednesday in October brings together students, faculty, and parents to end bullying. 

This annual designation brings awareness to the need to stand up against and put an end to bullying. No child should be afraid to ride a bus or go to school because a classmate threatens them. Children who have been bullied should feel they can report the incident without repercussions. 

Types of Bullying

Bullying comes in many forms. It occurs repeatedly and is a way for the perpetrator to show their power. Whether the bullying is verbal, physical, relational, or cyberbullying, the results are detrimental.

  • Verbal bullying involves spoken words. The person may threaten or call names. They may use disrespectful language toward family, friends, or specifically aimed at their target.
  • Physical bullying is aggression in the form of hitting, kicking, pushing, or any unwanted touch.
  • Relational bullying involves purposely excluding someone from activities, groups, or events through social tactics.
  • Cyberbullying includes using social media, texts, and the internet to spread rumors, lies, or mean messages about a person.

Each type of bullying may have similar effects on the targeted person. They may withdraw even from their family or become mysteriously ill often. It’s essential to keep an open line of communication with children and students. Encourage students to participate in activities outside the home. Teach children the appropriate use of the internet, social media, and text. Have daily discussions with family members about their day. Set boundaries for behavior and provide a role model for how you expect them to behave and treat others.

anti bullying campaign poster