It's really easy to call someone a bully, but it's not so easy to be called a bully yourself. We’ve all made mistakes in our lives – sometimes when we were kids and didn’t know better, and sometimes when we’re adults and really should. Making mistakes is part of being human, but realizing we’ve made a mistake and not doing anything about it compounds the problem.
Self-awareness and Empowerment - That memory of cruelty and abuse, compounded by many, many others witnessed in the classroom over the years, compelled me to search for a deeper understanding of who I am, what I believe in, and how I could act on those beliefs. Thus emerged my philosophy. An important way to help prevent bullying and help students stand up for themselves and others is to teach them self-awareness and empowerment.
Young children often have a hard time understanding others' points of view, which in turn can lead to conflict. To help decrease conflicts at home or in the classroom, teach point of view.
Music is a great tool for teaching peace to young children.
To help prevent cyberbullying, it is important to ensure that youth understand cyberbullying.