As a teacher, you are responsible for ensuring that your classroom is safe and healthy. Educators are the ones who protect and guide each student against bullying. Bullying is commonly defined as long-term physical or psychological abuse of students who are unable to defend themselves by an individual or group of other students.
Students or group of students to inflict injury and demonstrate violent behavior. Bulled students feel powerless, threatened and loss of self-esteem, which will affect their mental health. Thus, the teacher must identify and address bullying consistently and create a culture of respect and dignity in their classroom.
These are some of the stats and reports of students that are bullied at school.
i. 13% of students reported that they were made fun of by calling names or insulted;
ii. 13% were bullied because of the subject of rumors;
iii. 5% who shoved, pushed, tripped, spitting at, or pushed;
iv. 5% were excluded from extracurricular activities on purpose.
i. 43% occurred at the hallway or stairwell at school,
ii. 42% inside the classroom,
iii. 27% in the cafeteria,
iv. 22% outside on school grounds,
v. 15% online or by text,
vi. 12% in the bathroom or locker room, and
vii. 8% on the school bus.
Nevertheless, school-based bullying prevention programs have led to a 25% decrease in bullying. If you don’t know what you’re doing, how can you make an impact as an educator? How can you prevent bullying in the classroom and stop the behavior before it gets out of control?
Here is the article covering every aspect of it.
In school, bullying is a widespread problem that affects all environments. Bullying can be as emotionally and psychologically damaging as physical intimidation and harassment. Bullying can be destructive and persistent, and it can also be subtle enough that teachers are unaware of it.
It can lead to long-term psychological, emotional, and physical problems for the victim. Both bullies and their victims are likely to suffer physical, mental, and behavioral health problems; victims of bullying are more likely to report psychosomatic complaints and attempt suicide than nonvictims. To combat bullying, teachers must recognize its signs and look out for them.
Following are some of the warning signs that a student is being bullied or being bullied by another student:
Teachers can use the following mentioned tips to intervene appropriately when bullying occurs in the classroom or school.
Talk and teach your students about how people are affected by bullying and ensure they know the consequences of bullying others at school. As a teacher, make sure to understand that bullying is not tolerated and will be addressed.
Bullying is a very sensitive matter. Sometimes, there can be the case where you can fail even when trying to create a friendly and bully-free environment. Here is a list of mistakes you may do unknowingly.
Nobody can understand what their childlike parents do. Parents can also play a great role in stopping bullying by their children.
Bullying is without a doubt a major problem. Although it has decreased over time, it still affects so many students that it negatively impacts the school’s environment. Bullying hinders student learning and causes distractions, especially if students are anxious about being the next target.
Bullied students often stop attending school. However, schools should address such problems by collecting data on what’s happening inside their halls. Teachers in the classroom can also take the steps mentioned above to prevent bullying. It will also help you to go a long way in improving your effectiveness as an educator.
Do not ever turn a blind eye to bullying because students (victims) lose faith in you as an educator and person. You, as a teacher, should be a great impactor on your students when you address bullying consistently and effectively. Moreover, schools can position themselves by making and implementing multiple strategies to end bullying inside the school premises before it has resulted in anything tragic.
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