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Self Esteem

     The way we feel about ourselves has a huge effect on the way we treat ourselves and others, and on the kinds of choices we make. Here are some things you can do to protect, raise, or reinforce your self-esteem.

HOW TO ENHANCE YOUR SELF-ESTEEM

 

Bullying

The following information has been adapted from www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov

     Bullying is an aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power and strength. Usually, it is repeated over time. Traditionally, bullying has involved actions such as: hitting or punching (physical bullying), teasing or name-calling (verbal bullying), or intimidation through gestures or social exclusion. In recent years, technology has given children and youth a new means of bullying each other.

What Is the Definition of Bullying?

     A lot of young people have a good idea of what bullying is because they see it every day! Bullying happens when someone hurts or scares another person on purpose and the person being bullied has a hard time defending himself or herself. Usually , bullying happens over and over. Some examples include:

     Bullying also can happen online or electronically. Cyber-bullying is when children or teens bully each other using the Internet, mobile phones or other cyber technology. This can include:

 

Why Do Kids Bully?

     There are all kinds of reasons why young people bully others, either occasionally or often. Do any of these sound familiar to you?

     Whatever the reason, bullying is something we all need to think about. Whether we've done it ourselves, or whether friends or other people we know are doing it, we all need to recognize that bullying has a terrible effect on the lives of young people. It may not be happening to you today, but it could tomorrow. Working together, we can make the lives of young people better.

Are You Being Bullied?

So you’re being bullied, huh? That can feel pretty awful. But, no matter how bad it makes you feel sometimes, you should know you’re not alone. That’s right, there are plenty of kids all over the world who go through the same things you do every day. And, even though you may feel helpless sometimes, there are a lot of things you and others can do to help stop the bullying. Give these tips a try.

 

What NOT To Do If You Are Bullied


DON’T…

 

Conflict Resolution

Here is a great formula for conflict resolution:

  1. Tell the person what you didn’t like
  2. Tell the person how it made you feel
  3. Tell the person what you want in the future
  4. Person responds with what they can do

Post the following three rules: (1) One person talks at a time. (2) The Golden Rule prevails. Treat each person even better than you wish to be treated. (3) You may make decisions and choices about your behavior as long as it doesn't cause a problem for the teacher, your classmates, or yourself.

There's a lot you can do to teach your kids to handle conflict constructively:



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