•  Bullying
     
    Grasonville Elementary prevents and reduces bullying by using OLWEUS, which is a Bullying Prevention Program. This program teaches the four anti-bullying rules through class meetings weekly. During class meetings, students will discuss why bullying should not happen along with how to ask an adult for help if they see bullying occurring.

    Four anti-bullying rules:

    1. We will not bully others
    2. We will try to help students who are bullied
    3. We will try to include students who are bullied
    4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.

     

    Warning signs of your child being bullied
    • Few friends that they spend time with

    • Afraid of going to school

    • Afraid to ride bus

    • Begins to do poorly in schoolwork

    • Appears sad, moody, or depressed when they come home

    • Has trouble sleeping or bad dreams

    • Loss of appetite

    • Anxious or suffers from low self-esteem

    • Comes home with torn, damages or missing pieces of clothes or belongings

     

    What Can I Do If My Child is Being Bullied?
    • Talk with the child's teacher
    • Talk with your child and ask questions like:
      Are students teasing you at school?
      Is anybody picking on you at school?
      Are students leaving you out of activities on purpose?
    • Find out more about your child's school life
    • Support your child
    • Don't blame your child for the bullying
    • Explain to your child that bullying is wrong and it is not their fault
    • Do not encourage your child to fight back

     

    If you think your child is being bullied please contact Mrs. Berry.
Last Modified on August 9, 2017