Bullying: Teacher and Healthy Anti-bullying Habits Essay

1004 WordsSep 29, 20135 Pages
Bullying Bullying is a big issue in the world these days. It is our job as teachers to address this issue in our classroom and teach children that bullying is not ok. Antonio’s “looking glass self” is related to his answerability because he knows that he will be held accountable for the decisions. The role this has on his desire to change his behavior is because he realizes what he was doing is wrong. As a teacher I would plan an activity for the whole class to participate in to teach the effects of bullying. I think a good activity that I could plan for my students would be to let them create a play that discusses bullying. First we would talk about what bullying means, how the person being bullied feels, and how the bully might…show more content…
His teacher as well as the other teachers and administration of the building should be there and show Antonio that they are supporting his change. Every time the school sees him making an effort they should point it out. And if he slips back and starts to bully again they should give him gentle reminders. A few good ways for parents to help their child stop being a bully are to spend time at school with them, listen to them when they are talking, create healthy anti-bullying habits from the beginning, create rules at home about bullying, help build empathy, see if there are problems at school, or at home that you are unaware of, and ultimately be a good example for your child. If your child is being a bully at school you need to listen to them when they are talking (education.com 2009). More than likely they are going to be giving some kind of clues to what is going on in their life outside of school. If they aren’t talking to you about school that is even more reason to be concerned. Next, create healthy anti-bullying habits from the beginning. If your child knows that bullying is not going to be accepted from the beginning it is likely that they will be less apt to become a bully around other kids. Along with creating anti-bullying habits is setting rules about bullying at your house. If your child is being a bully make sure your child knows there will be consequences for their actions.
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