Shorecrest Preparatory School Blog

Keeping Kids S.A.F.E. from Bullying

Posted by Kate Fierce on Oct 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If your child is being bullied, or is confronting social cruelty, it can be difficult to know what to do and what to say. Shorecrest, as I assume most schools do, strongly encourages parents to inform school staff whenever bullying is suspected. However, even after sharing information with the school, many parents feel at a loss as to how to support their child at home.  

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Topics: Social-Emotional Development

What is Bullying, Really?

Posted by Kate Fierce on Sep 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM

What is bullying, really? It’s become a buzzword in the media and in playground talk but many of us, parents and educators, don’t have a solid understanding of the formal definition of the word. According to Dan Olweus, who is one of the foremost researchers and writers in the field, bullying is defined as: “[when a person] is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself.”

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Topics: Social-Emotional Development