Issue #5 Responding to Bullying - Coggle Diagram
Issue #5 Responding to Bullying
Stop bullying on the spot to send the message that it is not acceptable.
Get another adult to help when necessary
Separate students involved
Check to see if everyone is okay
Take care of any immediate medical or mental health needs first
When intervening, model respectful behavior
Avoid these common mistakes
DON'T ignore it
DON'T try to sort out what happened immediately
DON'T force witnesses to publicly say what they saw
DON'T question the students involved in front of other peers
DON'T talk to the students involved together
DON'T make students involved apologize on the spot
Find out what happened
Get the facts
keep students involved separated
Get the story from several sources, both students and adults
Listen without blaming anyone
Don't call the act "bullying" when trying to figure out what happened
Determine if it is bullying
There are many behaviors that look like bullying but require different approaches
To determine if the situation was bullying or something else, ask the following questions:
What is the history between the students involved? Has there been past conflicts?
Is there a power imbalance?
Has this happened before? Is the child worried it will happen again?
Have the students dated? Have the students had some kind of relationship?