Presentation on theme: "Lakewood City Schools Elementary Schools. Intentional aggressive behavior that involves an imbalance of power Typically repeated over time Can take."— Presentation transcript:
Intentional aggressive behavior that involves an imbalance of power Typically repeated over time Can take on many different forms: physical, verbal, nonverbal or emotional, cyber Conflict is not bullying. Bullying involves an imbalance of power, but conflicts are disagreements or fights between people over issues.
Our guidance program. Many activities kindergarten through 5 th grade incorporate anti- bullying strategies. School-wide Programs District/community programs Specific, short-term programming to educate and guide students, staff and parents
Kindergarten – Personal safety rules; Social skills 1 st Grade – Assertiveness skills; Developing understanding self and others; Basic conflict resolution 2 nd Grade – Kelso Program: some tenets include learning to speak up for self and others, creating a peaceful school and environment
3 rd Grade – How to deal with bullying and teasing activities; Empathy training and empathy skills 4 th Grade – “Stand Tall For All” anti-bullying unit, six discrete lessons which give techniques, skills and solutions for coping with bullies, teasers and other difficult situations 5 th Grade – Continue “Stand Tall For All” lessons; Small group guidance based on need and topic
Peacebuilder Program Project Pride PBS (Positive Behavior Supports) Programs Common Area Expectations are displayed and articulated in every elementary school
DARE program for 5 th graders. Responsible decision making Parent Resource Coordinators. Provide support and resources for parents & families on variety of issues Berea Children’s Home & Belfaire. Agreements with both to provide additional support for select students and families
National initiative from November 15- November 19 that Lakewood Elementary Schools are participating in Focus on what bullying is, how to handle it and the role of bystanders Combination of videos, lessons and activities
Be aware of possible warning signs Talk with your child. Ask them questions about friends, where they sit at lunch, who they play with at recess, and about kids they do not like. Talk with your child’s teacher. Ask them questions about how they are interacting with others and how do they spend free time. Talk with guidance counselor and/or principal.
Continue to address the variety of student needs in our schools today District improvement goals have climate strategies. A school’s climate and overall building programming is one of the most effective preventative measures in curbing this issue Continue to educate our students, teachers, and parents on this topic