We've been doing a lot of talking about school safety lately. In our classes this month we will be talking about bullying and namecalling. Statistics tell us that this happens to 3 out of every 4 kids at school. When it does, it makes the person feel sad, angry, left-out, and many other bad feelings. We've always done a lot at J. H. House to prevent bullying, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen. When you see it happening, or if it happens to you, there are several things you can do. You can tell the person who is bullying or name calling to stop. You can tell them how it makes you feel and you can get help from an adult. It is never OK to bully and it is never OK to let it happen. If you see someone being bullied, get help from an adult right away. It takes a lot of courage to stand up against someone who is making others feel bad, but if you are courageous and get help, then you are helping another. And that's what J. H. House is all about ~ being kind to others!!
Have you ever had a problem with bullying? How did you handle it? Did you feel like you got the help you needed? Rockdale County has a new program called Tell Me, I'm Here to Help! It is designed to help kids know that they can tell anyone at school about anything they do not feel safe with. We have a sign right out front and we have all received book marks to remind us that we can always get help.