In the School
CONFLICT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE – EMBRACE IT
BULLYING IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PROBLEM SOLVING – SEIZE THE MOMENT AND SPEAK OUT
Where do children learn to bully? Sometimes from their siblings, their parents, other family members or adults and sadly sometimes from their teachers. They hear negative opinions about first nations communities, immigrants, refugees, black and brown people. They listen to adults and their peers put down people who are homosexual, lesbian, queer and transgendered. They watch adults and their peers laugh at people who are over weight, who have a disability, and or are poor. Children bring what they learn onto the school play ground, and into the classroom. Bullying can be so intense that many young people have taken their lives and other have been mentally and emotionally hurt.
Our children every day are learning to bully in Canadian Schools. Bullying in Canada is as prevalent as in the USA.
THESE ARE UNNECESSARY DEATHS – STOP BULLYING NOW
BULLYING CREATES OUR NEW POLITICIANS, LEADERS, TEACHERS, PARENTS, ADULTS IN THE COMMUNITY – STOP BULLYING NOW
Philip Larkin – This Be The Verse
They .... you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. But they were ...... up in their turn By fools in old-style hats and coats, Who half the time were soppy-stern And half at one another's throats. www.artofeurope.com/larkin/lar2.htm click link above for full poem