Elementary level anti-bullying strategies
- Developmental Guidance Lessons – social skills, positive behaviors, assertive behavior, refusal skills, conflict resolution, empathy, respect, acceptance of others, anger management
- School- Wide Character Education/Anti-Bullying Programs
- Olweus – C.A.R.E. – Creating a Respectful Environment
- TVEC C.A.R.E.S. – Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy, Self- Control
- REC - Robeson ROCKS
- Responsive Classroom – Morning Meetings to teach/model a positive classroom culture
- Anti-bullying information for teachers
- Positive Behavior Incentive programs recognizing students showing pro-social behaviors
- Cyberbullying information program for parents provided by technology director
- Anti-bullying information provided to parents from counselors via counselors' website, or newsletters, etc.
- Teaching the difference between bullying and peer conflict
- Positive behavior morning announcements
- Social skills small group counseling
- Private Counseling through Child Guidance Resource Center available at the school
- Reflection sheets for students to assess their behavior as part of discipline program
- Peer mediation/counseling sessions when bullying situations are reported
- Middle school counselor consultation regarding at-risk children moving on from elementary school
School Anti-Bullying Rules
(adapted from the TVSD Anti-Bullying Policy)
- We will use our bodies and belongings in safe ways(no intentional physical aggression or invading personal space in a harmful way).
- We will use kind words and positive statements about others (not make fun of, name-call or tease).
- We will respect the property of others (not damage, take or demand others’ possessions).
- We will include others who are left out, and we will allow friends to play or talk or eat with others.
- We will stop rumors or gossiping from spreading.
- We will make sure that all feel accepted and safe (not threatened or put-down and having such emotional upset that they cannot learn).
- We will write, text or e-mail only kind messages and not use the internet, phone, or email to “cyberbully” anyone.
- We will speak up if we see bullying and report it to an adult.
- These behaviors are expected everywhere in the school, at any school event, and traveling to and from school, including the bus stop. Breaking these rules has consequences.