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How can we prevent bullying in schools?

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Last Updated: 08/20/2019 at 1:40am
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May 9th, 2016 7:31am
Stand up and be there for the individuals who are bullied or are getting bullied. Reach out to elders, teachers and principal to spread awareness.
October 26th, 2015 9:58pm
Get rid of the things that people are being bullied about e.g. Take away lunch money and replace it with a card that students keep with their identity and their own PIN number. Remove the bullies from the places that the victims go. The bullies are restricted into certain spaces. Try and help the bully be a better person. In school I went to a place I know the bully would not go, the Library.
October 24th, 2017 3:27am
Number One: Speak Up! Do not tolerate bullying of any kind - neither aimed at you nor aimed at anyone else. Do not bully others. If someone accuses you of bullying, first try not to be offended and then ask them what was harmful. Then, make it right. Yes, that would be really hard - but I can nearly guarantee that you, and maybe the person reporting to you, will learn something. And that is the point of schools, right? To learn. To learn well. To learn true, honest, good, right, noble things and then to go into the world and put them into effect! :)
July 3rd, 2018 8:42pm
We can prevent bullying in schools by making sure staff are caring about students wellbeing. I'm not talking about just writing on the walls 'no bullying' but actually taking action. Taking into consideration every students emotions is important and making serious punishments for bullies would also be effective in my opinon.
March 14th, 2015 12:10am
There is hardly a way of truly preventing it, the problem is that in todays system teachers either don't care about bullying or don't have any means of preventing it.
March 22nd, 2015 3:59pm
Many time we may think that one person can make a difference, so we may hold back or not know what we can to help prevent bullying from occuring. We don't have to be an expert though, and one person can make a difference. The first step is realizing that and being a friend. Don't let someone who is being bullied feel alone, sit with them at school or on the bus, just be generally supportive and aware of the situation and listen. Many times one friend can be the start of making a huge difference. If someone is in danger though, make sure to reach out to the appropriate resources and never be scared to do so, you are helping someone get the help they need and helping to keep them safe And potentially others safer.
May 8th, 2015 9:31am
We can prevent it by telling staff to step it up, and get polices at school, cameras on backpacks to record what they say, that way we can handle it faster.
May 22nd, 2015 7:05pm
Some schools have policies that are unclear as to how bullying is defined and how it's dealt with. The best way to stop bullying in schools is to hold the schools accountable and make them hold the bullies and their parents accountable for the actions of the bully.
June 11th, 2015 9:22pm
Bullying usually stems from some issue in the bully themselves. If I were some administrator at the offices I would want to incorporate some philosophical education (not actions, you shouldn't force philosophy upon others). Bullies don't necessarily know what it means to be fulfilled. Unanswered questions fill them with rage and in turn fill that with the power the gain from bullying. Starting from the source is usually how I go about things, I think this would be a good idea to.
June 22nd, 2015 6:10pm
I think we can not prevent it. There will always be people who bullies you, just because they are so unsatisfied with themselves. So just focus on your friends and family, the people who are good to you. You own this.
July 21st, 2015 2:53am
educate! this is the key. educate students on issues that are relevant. teach them that it will not be tolerated.
October 1st, 2015 6:57pm
My school has an anti - bullying team that I'm on made up of older students. From the feed back we get its going really well and inspectors love it we have meetings, patrol the school, have a box that tells problems and specific areas bullying is happening in and we get to do assemblies that branch way out in to the affects and dangers of bullying not just on the victim but also the perpetrator.
October 26th, 2015 3:21pm
Make sure that every child is in a safe place, emotionally and physically. When my sister started bullying her peers, it was because she felt that no one cared about her, so she took it out on others. She felt unwelcome, unsafe. Make sure that no child goes through that.
November 9th, 2015 9:08pm
unfortunately there is no way to do this, no matter where you go there will be bullies but if we try and be nice to people and accepting and no judgmental, we can makes schools a better place for a lot of people.
December 1st, 2015 12:22am
If you feel you're being bullied, tell someone. A teacher, you're parents, you're friends. Bullies should be accountable for they're actions.
December 15th, 2015 4:57pm
I don't think we can ever fully stop bullying, but if more people stood up, and spoke up when they saw something a bully will think twice before saying something mean next time.
January 18th, 2016 10:33pm
Awareness. I believe that awareness needs to be increased to get a message across. A way to do that for bullying in schools is creating clubs or organization that focuses on this issue, and how one will be able to act in bullying situation.
May 9th, 2016 1:23pm
my school has a office like a complaint room will be a better word where you can go and complain about bullies if everyone feels the same way how you feel he or she gets punished
August 8th, 2016 8:08am
There are many answers to that question. Some of the best things are to make resources available to those who are being bullied, such as a few school counselors that students can feel comfortable talking to, whether they are victim, bully, or bystander. The school should also have a relatively positive environment, and staff should take immediate action if the see or hear anything about bullying.
January 2nd, 2017 6:40am
To encourage schools to enforce stricter bullying rules and have more adult monitors- the main reason why kids get away with bullying is due to a lack of an authorative figure present to stop it. In addition, schools should teach kids and teachers more about bullying and how to spot it.
January 30th, 2017 12:46pm
We need to educate teachers to deal with bullying at hand properly instead of just letting it pass in hopes it will stop, because it doesn't work like that. We need parents and teachers to have good communication and to do all they can on their behalf to talk to problematic kids and find out why they are drawn to bullying others. Often those kids take out their frustrations on others because they don't know better, and approaching this problem and talking to them can help them grow up into better people who will deal with life's struggles in a more healthy manner.
February 6th, 2017 7:51am
We can use the platform of social media to help us spread our message through chela he's like #standuptobullys #showsomeonesomekindesstoday and it can go viral, and that is one of the steps into spreading kindness and thus making it more popular than bullying.
June 12th, 2017 1:16am
By not only teaching students what bullying us, but teaching them to be kind to each other and show them that bullying is wrong and not tolerated. Encouraging students to speak up if they are being bullied and developing their self-worth can also help.
November 7th, 2017 2:54am
I feel like bringing more awareness to bullying is going to help her vented bringing more education on you know the effects of bullying. You know a lot of people don't understand what each other are going through, and a lot of the time people don't know how to handle what they're going through so they take it out on each other. So is we bring more awareness of what's going on in each other's lives and the effects of it I really believe that's how we can prevent bullying.
August 20th, 2019 1:40am
The best approach towards the prevention of bullying is raising awareness. Schools should be making use of resources, information and programs that highlight the dangers on bullying and making it part of the curriculum. Planning school community events that are anti-bullying campaigns, fund raisers, guest speakers ecetera. Parents can help a lot too by being involved in their child's school life. It's important the all parties such as parents, school teachers and counselors encourage children to speak up if they are getting bullied by another person at school. Children need to know that they can talk to someone about bullying.