Bullying – how to stop it before it starts

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There are a million things that can interrupt classroom learning.

Student relationships often top that list.

It’s hard to keep students focused, engaged and lifting the weights throughout a learning session when they’re feeling unsafe, dealing with friendship challenges, or experiencing outright bullying at school.

According to an Australian study one in four Year 4 to Year 9 students (27%) reported being bullied every few weeks or more often (Bullying No Way, 2009).

That’s why I’m excited by my discussion with Dana Kerford from URstrong.

We’ve come together to offer practical advice for combating bullying before it starts. 

In this video we’ll share with you:

  • How to combat bullying through friendship skills 
  • An approach that students can use to stop bullying
  • Why knowing students’ identities are essential to dealing with bullying 
  • Why all students shouldn’t just be friends
  • And proven classroom strategies classroom strategies that can boost learning while combating bullying

*Want to listen to it as a podcast? Click HERE

Once you’ve watched the video, answer the question below and let us know the ways you and your learning community are working to ensure all students are safe, included and free from bullying.

Dana and I are cheering you on!


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What’s a strategy you use to eliminate bullying or what strategies do you use to help students for respectful connection with each other? Add your answer below and help inspire others.

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