What does a non-bullying environment feel like?
We love the anti-bullying tips at GirlsHealth.gov. One idea, in particular, is to explain to your children what a school environment feels like when there’s no bullying.
A school can have a certain feeling about it. It should feel like a place where everyone is respected and where everyone is safe. You can help make it that way by accepting and supporting others. Let people know that you are not interested in bashing anyone for any reason — not because they’re fat, poor, gay, short, or anything. You are interested in being friendly and kind. You are all about creating a good mood.
Here’s a video about being an “upstander” — standing up against bullying.