Presentation on theme: "Agenda The problem of bullying Social skills for all young people If your child is being bullied If your child is bullying others What else you can do."— Presentation transcript:
Bullies target “weaker” children to feel more powerful. Bullying has long-term consequences for everyone. Bullies, targets and bystanders all play a role in bullying. Check in
Social skills—the foundation for preventing bullying Make your values clear. Walk the walk.
Empathy prevents bullying behavior makes bullying unacceptable
Tips for teaching your child empathy Respect your child’s feelings. Talk about yours.
Putting empathy into action: all people deserve respect. Be a role model. Foster an open mind. Make your expectations clear.
Assertiveness standing up for yourself respecting the rights of others
“I” message: I (feel this way) when (this happens). I need (this to happen). “You” message: YOU thief! I can’t believe YOU took my book without asking me. If YOU do it again, YOU’LL be sorry.” Assertive-speak
Assertive body language Stand tall. Make eye contact. Speak firmly.