Did you know that October is National Bullying Prevention Month? Watch the video below to learn about how bullying can start as early as the preschool classroom.
Do you know what you can do to prevent bullying in your classroom?
According to StopBullying.gov
, statistics show that bullying affects about 1 out of every 3-4 students in the United States. Unfortunately, the preschool classroom is not immune to this trend. Even young children can begin to show bullying behaviors.
The impacts of this type of behavior in preschool are numerous. Bullying affects all youth, including those who are bullied, those who bully others, and those who see bullying going on. Some effects may last into adulthood.
Help combat bullying behavior and make your classroom a place where students form healthy friendships by enrolling in one of our online courses about the prevention of bullying behavior:
Kindness Champions: Anti-Bullying & Relationship-Building Strategies Bundle Promote kindness in your preschool classrooms and throughout your educational program. Designed specifically for early care educators, this comprehensive course bundle will assist teachers in tackling bullying, prevention strategies, and forming supportive environments that create meaningful connections with children. You'll have the opportunity to investigate the damaging impacts of exclusionary practices in preschool and gain insight from research findings on the topic. Discover how love, stability, and responsiveness, along with key relationships, contribute to a child's development. You'll explore the impact of feelings and a supportive environment in strengthening these connections. Apply the course knowledge to develop strategies that reduce or potentially eliminate expulsions in your preschool, fostering a nurturing, inclusive learning community. Become a true Kindness Champion.
Strategies for Preventing and Addressing Bullying Behaviors: The topic of bullying has continued to gain attention as school-age administrators and teachers work to create positive environments that foster understanding and respect among children and their peers. However, as bullying incidents continue, the early childhood community is joining the conversation.
Early childhood educators are now also working on ways to identify and address early bullying behaviors. The goal is to set a foundation of respect and social understanding that will support children as they grow older. In this course, we will discuss what bullying is and how it might look, ways to prevent bullying behaviors, as well as strategies for addressing these behaviors when they do occur for both early childhood and school-age educators.