Living and Learning: I know how to stop bullying

Sunday 18 November 2018

Our living and Learning statement this week was ‘I know how to stop bullying’. We began the week by participating in “Odd Socks Day”. We looked at how it is okay to be different.

During our living and learning session, we started by talking about what bullying is. We used the word STOP to help us. STOP stands for Several Times On Purpose. We discussed that this means that if somebody is hurting someone’s body or their feelings on purpose and more than a few times it is bullying.

We used the word STOP again to help us remember that if somebody is being bullied, whether it is us or somebody else we need to Start Telling Other People. We thought of five people/ways that we could tell: mum/dad, teacher, grandparents, write it down and put it in the worry box, or a friend.

Bob the bear shared a problem with the class – he told us that he has a friend who always hits one of his other friends. He asked us for ideas of what he should do. Dexter explained to Bob that if he does it several times on purpose then it is bullying and he needs to tell the teacher.  The whole class agreed that this was the right thing to do.