bully prevention at St. Paul Christian school

October 7, 2016 | Published by St. Paul School

Girl Scout troop 30019 is earning their Bronze Award by partnering with Dynamic Martial Arts to bring awareness for Bully Prevention. October is Bully Prevention month. The Girl Scouts have spent 10 hours so far researching, training, and learning about bully prevention. (The gold award in girl scouts is the same as an eagle scout in boy scout.) The troop will be presenting to elementary and middle school students in the Roseburg area and they started with a presentation for the elementary students at St. Paul on Friday.  

Here are a few things the St. Paul students learned today:

Facts about bullying:

  • 85% of bullying has no adult intervention
  • 160,000 kids miss school each day due to bullying
  • Almost half of all kids have experienced bullying by middle school
  • 1 out of 4 kids are bullied on a regular basis

Rules of Engagement:

  • Avoid the fight if at all possible
  • If physically attacked, you must defend yourself
  • If verbally attacked, follow the T-steps (below)
  • Never punch or kick the bully; instead, establish control and negotiate

The T-Steps:

  • Talk: Respectfully and confidently ask the bully to stop
  • Tell: Tell your parents, teachers, and principal about the bullying situation

Abduction Prevention:

School Safety:

  • Just because someone looks familiar doesn't mean they can be trusted
  • Never go home with any stranger that doesn't know the code word

Street Smarts:

  • NEVER get in or near a stranger's car for any reason
  • If a car pulls up near you, run the opposite direction the car is pointed
  • Never take shortcuts, stay on the beaten path
  • Never go into anyone's house without your parents' permission

House Rules:

  • Never open the front door without parent permission
  • Never answer the phone without parent permission
  • Do not give personal information to anyone on the phone