October 8, 2014
Bullying is a serious problem that threatens the well-fare of our schools and learning environments. The stats are alarming and the results are catastrophic. According to The Truth about Bullying ,1 out of 4 kids is bullied every month in the United States alone. 160.000 kids miss school everyday for fear of being bullied; 1 in 10 children drops out of school due to bullying and every 7 minutes a child is bullied.
In the face of this sombre picture, concerted efforts from the education community should prioritize urgent and effective strategies to combat this growing ‘epidemic’. The first step in this direction is the creation of awareness campaigns among students to educate them on the social and psychological effects of bullying . Together with this comes the role of teachers to apply different strategies to prevent bullying in class. There are various ways to do this and the visual below provides ten useful tips on how to prevent bullying in class. You can also check this page for more resources and materials on teaching about bullying.