Tips for Students and Parents
What can students do to help stop bullying?
Students are able to play a vital role in helping to stop bullying. However sometimes they don't know how to help! There are several ways students can help stop bullying when they see it happening:
We encourage students to find trusted adults within the school building, at home and in the community. If students report what is happening to adults, then those adults are able to step in and help it stop and provide support to those bullying victims.
HOW TO REPORT:
Our main focus is to ensure your safety and comfort while at Stone Hill. If you are being bullied or witness it happening at school, please do not hesitate to contact your grade level counselor and dean
6th Grade: Mrs. Barrett and Mrs. Royster (dean)
7th Grade: Mrs. Alberth and Mr. Bauer (dean)
8th Grade: Mrs. O'Brien and Mrs. O'Neill (dean)
Being a Friend
Students can help those being bullied by being nice to them and providing support when they are feeling down. Some suggestions would be asking others to sit with them at lunch, joining in on games during recess, walking with them in the hallways, inviting them out over the weekend. A little kindness goes a long way!
Setting a Good Example
Lead by example! If others see you showing kindess and being positive, others will want to follow!
What can parents do to help stop bullying?
Parents play a key role in the prevention of bullying. You are the first role models your children have. Your kids pick up on your attitudes and views of the world and its people. If your approach involves tolerance and respect of others, then your children will pick up on that. If your approach involves prejudice, your children will pick up on that as well. What you can do:
- Help your children to understand and support diversity
- Take them to cultural events and exhibits at museums
- Read books about other people and countries
- Listen to different types of music
- Watch educational shows about other cultures
- Travel to different places when possible.
- Talk with your kids about what is happening at school
- Try to get a gauge on what their experience is like
- Ask probing questions like: Who do you sit with at lunch? Have you met any new friends? What are the other kids like at your school? Do you like your teachers? What is your favorite subject and why? Do you see other kids being mistreated at school? Have you been mistreated at school?