“I Hurt, You Hurt,” – Bullying Education Program
Created by Family, Adult & Youth Life Awareness (FAYLA)
Webster defines a bully as “a browbeating person, especially one habitually cruel to others who are weaker.” Bullying is an act of aggression that unfortunately is seen all too often these days. It is classified as a crime and often the verbal or physical abuse that the victim absorbs can leave lasting detrimental effects. When the social media component is added to the bully’s toolbox, it becomes far-reaching and the shame of the victim can become intolerable. As teachers, it is important to be aware of the many types of bullying: cyber bullying, social bullying, verbal bullying and physical bullying. All of these can have long term effects on the victim.
What constitutes bullying? How do we know when behaviors cross the line and become bullying? How do we handle a bullying situation in the classroom? What is proper reporting protocol? These questions and many others will be answered during MYM’s new one-hour presentation, “I Hurt, You Hurt.” Teachers and staff will be taught how best to address this topic with their students. The program is appropriate for teachers at the elementary, middle or high school levels. There is an accompanying workbook for elementary school students available at an additional cost.
“I Hurt, You Hurt,” is designed to inform and educate teachers & staff of the circumstances surrounding bullying, the warning signs of bullying, and how to intervene when a bullying situation occurs. Education and awareness are the first lines of defense in preventing bullying. Staff will be made aware of what environments may be potential risk factors and how to correct them.
“I Hurt, You Hurt” contains the HIB content required by N.J.S.A. 18A and PA Act 61 mandating education about bullying for school administrators and staff.