Grades go down, behavior patterns change and attendance changes as well. No child should miss school due to fear of a bully.
The issue of missing female character leads supports the stereotype that girls are not leaders.
While kids don’t realize it, their expectations of girls and boys are being shaped by certain stereotypes in children’s books, thus allowing the opportunity for subconscious inequality, discrimination and gender stereotypes.
You can also explain that assumptions of others are often incorrect.
Most important, bullies are also victims who need help.
Many schools have anti-bullying programs, but they leave out groups of people who are needed to combat bullying such as teachers, parents, staff and sometimes even certain students of particular age groups.
Many people don’t think that bullying is a serious problem. They think that bullying is just a kid thing – a kid’s phase or just a part of growing up.
However, bullying is a severe problem that’s become an epidemic in America.
Studies also have shown that most kids who bully are more likely to commit a crime as an adult and have behavior issues with others to include at their workplace.
Many kids and adults don’t know how to define between bullying & teasing.
In order to have a successful anti-bullying program, “lectures, in-depth discussions, role-playing, and other activities in order for an audience to be able to fully understand its importance, its effects and how to correctly implement them. In the long run, if the method of teaching the program is successful, those learning the methods are more likely to not just accept it, but to make it a daily habit.” –The Kinder & Braver World Project: Research Series.
Our ideas and beliefs are being shaped by music, television, news, radio and other people all the time.
The key to not allowing others’ ideas to influence you is by exploring different points of view.
We must teach people certain etiquettes so that they understand how not to offend those with differences.
Overall, the rule of thumb is to treat people with disabilities/differences the same as anyone else.