Bullying is never acceptable. The best way to respond to bullying is to stop it from happening.
This year’s Grade School Anti-Bullying Campaign is called BULLY-PROOF: Be Nice, Be Kind, Assert Your Rights. It says Be Nice because Bully-Proof students know how to listen to bullying victims. Whenever they see a classmate being bullied, they help him cope with the situation, but NEVER, ever, tell him to retaliate. This year’s campaign says Be Kind because bully-proof kids respect people. They celebrate diversity. They understand that we all have differences and never to bully your classmate just because he or she is different. This year’s campaign says Assert You Rights because bully-proof students are smart — they speak and standout. They walk away from the bully and they tell a teacher about the bullying.
During the Anti-Bullying Campaign Launch, all Grade School students were given pins as a symbol that Reedley students are Bully-Proof. They made a pledge, proudly raising their right hands as they vowed to stay Bully-Proof all throughout the year. Strongly believing these students will stay true to their commitment, we, the teachers, are hopeful that students in other schools will be bully-proof as well.
Be nice. Be kind. Assert your rights!