In recognition of Bullying Prevention Month today, we will highlight cyber-etiquette.
Be respectful in person and online. It is always important to be respectful, online and in real life. If you see someone bullying online or in a text message, tell a trusted adult. Also, remember that nothing is private when you are online or on your phone. There are no “take-backs” either. What you write or post will always exist somewhere, even after you delete it.
CMS report cards will go home with students on Friday, Oct. 19.
What would you do if you saw a house on fire? If you saw a car skid off the road? If you saw a bank being robbed? Would you go into the house, car or bank to help? Of course not! Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we do not feel safe. The same can happen when someone is being bullied. You want to help but you feel scared, sometimes it is not safe for you to just jump right in at that moment. It’s okay to feel scared, but it does not mean that you can’t help. After, you can do a lot. You can let the child that is being bullied know that you are their friend and that you want to help them. You can also ask other students you know to stand with you against bullying. The most important thing that you can do is tell an adult about the bullying. Just like you would call 911 for help when you saw the burning house or bank robbery, you should call for help when you see someone that is or has been bullied. By doing your part and reporting to an adult when you see bullying, you can help put an end to bullying behavior…Be the solution!