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It's unBULLYvable, you're BULLYproof

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Bullying has been an exceeding issue over the years… it is about time to make it stop! Bulling affects everyone not just the victims of bulling but, the bully’s and everyone surrounding them. The numbers of kids that are starting to become victims as well as bullies are increasing. Nobody like’s a bully and being one just makes matters worse. Bullying is a major problem that we haven’t been able to stop, every year more and more people become bullied at school and online, if we take a stand against bullying and not encouragedit I believe that we can put an end to it!

Bullying has gone viral. People have been bullying over the internet on social media sites such as Facebook and even twitter. As well as social networking sites people have also used our new technology of texting to harass people. Cyber bullying is what its called when you bully someone over the internet.Bullicide is the act of killing oneself because of being bullied and that is exactly what he did. People should not bully over the internet or at all for that matter. Yet at least at school not everyone can see it. On the internet the victim and the bully has the whole world watching as their audience. Not everyone forgets….

Five Practical Ways to Stop Bullying and Intolerance
1) Recognize and Respond
Bullying and intolerance manifest as verbal, written or physical acts that harm another person.

Educate students, parents and staff about taking bullying seriously and how to recognize it. Make an action plan to respond swiftly to incidents and daily teasing.
Identify and monitor places where most bullying happens (e.g., on the way to and from school, in the cafeteria, and on the school yard.)
2) Create Dialogue
Create opportunities for open dialogue with youth about bullying and intolerance. Let students lead through peer-to-peer action.

Provide opportunities for students to share their feelings, problems or ideas.
Get students involved in organizing anti-bullying forums where they resolve problems.
3) Encourage Bystanders to Become "Upstanders"
Upstanders are people who stand up for themselves and others.

Model ways for young people to intervene and speak up. Practice with role-playing.
Help youth develop effective phrases to reject negative comments or social media posts.
Have older students help younger students learn to speak up.
4) Foster Safety and Inclusion
Foster identify safe and welcoming environments that promote inclusion and acceptance, places where students feel everyone is respected and their identity is valued.

Connect with young people and create the trust that will help them come forward if they are being bullied.
Listen to them, pay attention and offer support when students are upset or sad.
5) Educate Your Community
Partner with others to take joint action in educating students, teachers and parents about bullying in your school and community.

Create a coalition of elected, school and civic community leaders to sign a school-wide pledge to say No Bullying: Not In Our School/Not In Our Town.
Sponsor a "Not In Our Schools" Week with buttons, banners, slogans, t-shirts and school-wide activities.
A Movement
Not in Our School as a movement and campaign is an effort that asks everyone to change the atmosphere that can lead to bullying and intolerance. Although the process can begin with these five steps, a safer climate for students does not happen overnight. It requires a sustained and collaborative effort of students, parents, educators and community members who work together to model and practice empathy, thoughtful responses and respect for different backgrounds and perspectives. It grows out of authentic discussion and efforts to create a safe and welcoming environment for students of all backgrounds and gender identities. In this lesson idea, "New Immigrants Share Their Stories" students may begin to think about their own relationships in the community.

School needs to be a place where students discover their identities, and where each student feels that a unique identity is an asset to him or her -- and to the world. They need to feel emotionally comfortable in a warm and "identity safe" environment where stereotypes and stereotype threat (the fear of being judged by a negative stereotype) are addressed. Efforts to build empathy and involve students in the process of change can shift the school culture to one where offending or hurting someone else, either in person or online, is not seen as cool. The whole culture can become a warm, caring environment where bullying is much less likely to occur.

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