• Bullying Prevention Lessons & Education

     

     

    Pinebrook Elementary school counselors support school-wide bullying prevention efforts through classroom lessons, presentations to faculty, and parent awareness programs. All students in grades K-5 receive two to three annual lessons based on the Bully Prevention in Positive Behavior Support (BP-PBS) construct.  The lessons reinforce LCPS’ “Stop, Walk, Talk” response to problem behavior, encourage empathy among students, and strive to empower students to become “upstanders” if/when they observe bullying. Faculty presentations outline how staff can support and reinforce these concepts with students. Parent programs provide a venue for counselors to raise awareness about LCPS’ bullying prevention education and promote a collaborative effort within our school community to address bullying issues. Follow-up lessons occur throughout the school year to review and reinforce bullying prevention concepts. Parents are encouraged to speak with their students about bullying prevention.  Extension questions for classroom guidance lessons can be found on the Pinebrook School Counseling webpage, School Counseling Central.

     

     

    Topics Covered in Guidance Lessons (Students K-5)

     

    • Stop, Walk, Talk
    • Roles in bullying (victim, bully, bystander, upstander)
    • Types of bullying (physical, verbal, cyber, emotional)
    • Who to talk to if you are being bullied
    • How to be an “upstander” (NED curriculum)
      • Speak out (to the bully)
      • Tell Someone (adult)
      • Be a buddy (to the victim)
      • Interrupt (the bullying)

     

    Topics Covered in Staff Professional Development

     

    • How to identify bullying behavior
    • How to recognize the signs in students who may be bullied
    • How to recognize the signs in students who may be bullying others
    • How to encourage students to be “upstanders”
    • Roles in bullying
    • Types of bullying
    • How to report suspected bullying
    • Language for addressing bullying situations

     

    Topics Covered in Parent Programs

     

    • Conflict vs. bullying
    • Roles in bullying
    • Types of bullying
    • How to identify bullying
    • What type of questions to ask children if you suspect bullying
    • Who to notify if you suspect bullying
    • Review of student-focused bullying prevention lessons
    • Common language to use at home