Bullying Awareness Week: November 16 - 20, 2020
Focus: Healthy Relationships
We will be recognizing November 18-22, 2020 as Bullying Awareness Week. When working with kids our focus every year is building positive relationships with students and helping students build positive relationships with each other. Bullying Awareness is not something we address during one week out of the year. We collaborate proactively with kids to build on the positive things that happen each and every day. We work to address what needs to be addressed when things get off track. We spend important time providing opportunities to make positive connections with each other and learn to communicate positively and effectively. This is important. It is deliberate and ongoing. It is also very rewarding.
Using the correct language when speaking about Bullying is also very important. We need to be modelling correct language when teaching children. The following is a short video that provides a good definition of Rude, Mean and Bullying behaviours. It is worth checking out:
Once again we will have SAFFRON present a video for Division 1 students and Division 2 students.
What are boundaries?
These are limits and rules; what is okay or not okay for you
Important message: We need to respect the boundaries of others
Boundaries can include: physical, emotional, online
It is important to share your boundaries with others and listen for others' boundaries
Why do people push boundaries?
Others are learning your boundaries
Others don't know they are pushing boundaries
Others don't understand/respect your boundaries
Conversation Starter: I don't like it when ______ because ______. I feel ______.
Communication is a key foundation to developing and maintaining healthy relationships with others.
Upcoming Parent Sessions:
Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society
Watch for information in regards to upcoming events.