Posted by Leslee Harrington on 11/18/2013 to
As defined by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), BULLYING is repeated aggressive behavior that can present in the form of threats, physical assault and intimidation; is intentional and involves a difference in power and/or strength. Bullying is a common experience for many children and adolescents, and is becoming increasingly more evident in schools, as well as social media.
According to the AACAP, as many as half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years, and at least 10% are bullied on a regular basis. Some children are so tormented that suicide has become an alternative for them. Bullying is at an all-time high and is a concern to not only the children on the receiving end, but to parents, teachers, school faculty and the community as a whole.
While the idea of bullying is both sad and scary, it is also a reality for schools across the nation. One way to help prevent bullying in our schools is to implement a Bully Prevention Program. Designed to explain and educate students on what bullying is and the dangers that it can bring, an age-appropriate Bully Prevention Program will not only make the students aware of the issue, but also help to create a safe environment.
To help aid you in forming your own Bully Prevention Program, we at School Nurse Supply have compiled all the necessary items to get you started. Items include lesson plans, posters, charts, stickers, books, DVDs and much more. Prevention is the key to help stop bullying, before it starts.