Bullying is very much in the news these days. But an interesting note on ABC’s 20/20 this past Friday – the announcers said that bullying is a subject that they are focusing again – but that it is something that they also reported on in depth almost 20 years ago.
Is it different today? The common belief is YES – and that belief almost always comes down to the fact that there is no getting away from it today. In this tech savvy world with ubiquitous devices and connectivity – there really is no safe place.
It all comes down to respect, in my mind. This is what prompted the creation of our school board’s Guidelines on Safety & Respect – but this really is just the first step.
Define what it is that we expect to achieve – done.
Now – we need to make it happen. Every day, everywhere in and around our schools. No excuses – let’s just make it happen.