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October is Bullying Prevention Month!

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”
― Dalai Lama

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP? 

IT ALL STARTS AT HOME - TALK TO YOUR KIDS!

 

-Explain what it means to be a postitive influence in school and society.

-Teach them about standing up for one another and themselves.

-Encourage them to do random acts of kindness!

 

This month, at School of Rock Burbank, we are reminding kids that all of us are in this world together and we are encouraging them to be the change they want to see in the world. Since we are not in the school racking up signatures on our Poster, we have created a social media campaign and graphic that our students can share on their social media pages. 

If you're on social media, TAKE THE PLEDGE that you'll speak up, reach out and be a friend whenever you see bullying. 

We're also wearing blue as often as possible this month to show support to the cause!  

Use the image below to take the pledge! Anyone who posts the image on social media and takes the pledge (and tags @schoolofrockburbank) will be entered to win an EPIC School of Rock swag bag!

Contest winner will be announced at our Open Mic on Halloween 10/31/20!

Download this image to take the pledge with us! Tag @schoolofrockburbank so we can see it too!

StopBullying.gov has some great advice for parents and students, it's a very helpful resource, check it out!

The following is from their website.

THESE ARE SOME MAIN THINGS KIDS CAN DO TO SPREAD LOVE + KINDNESS:

• TREAT EVERYONE WITH RESPECT - NOBODY SHOULD BE MEAN TO OTHERS 

• STOP AND THINK BEFORE YOU SAY OR DO SOMETHING THAT COULD HURT SOMEONE.

• IF YOU FEEL LIKE BEING MEAN TO SOMEONE, FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO. PLAY A GAME, WATCH TV, OR TALK TO A FRIEND. 

• KEEP IN MIND THAT EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT. NOT BETTER OR WORSE. JUST DIFFERENT. 

• IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE BULLIED SOMEONE IN THE PAST, APOLOGIZE. EVERYONE FEELS BETTER.

• ALWAYS THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU POST ONLINE. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT SOMEONE WILL FORWARD. DO NOT SHARE ANYTHING THAT COULD HURT OR EMBARRASS ANYONE.

• KEEP YOUR PARENTS IN THE LOOP. TELL THEM WHAT YOU’RE DOING ONLINE AND WHO YOU’RE DOING IT WITH. LET THEM FRIEND OR FOLLOW YOU. LISTEN TO WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY ABOUT WHAT IS AND ISN’T OKAY TO DO. THEY CARE ABOUT YOU AND WANT YOU TO BE SAFE.

• TALK TO AN ADULT YOU TRUST ABOUT ANY MESSAGES YOU GET OR THINGS YOU SEE ONLINE THAT MAKE YOU SAD OR SCARED. IF IT IS CYBERBULLYING, REPORT IT.

• STAND UP FOR OTHERS - WHEN YOU SEE BULLYING, THERE ARE SAFE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO MAKE IT STOP.

• BE KIND TO THE KID BEING BULLIED. SHOW THEM THAT YOU CARE BY TRYING TO INCLUDE THEM. SIT WITH THEM AT LUNCH OR ON THE BUS, TALK TO THEM AT SCHOOL, OR INVITE THEM TO DO SOMETHING. JUST HANGING OUT WITH THEM WILL HELP THEM KNOW THEY AREN’T ALONE.

• NOT SAYING ANYTHING COULD MAKE IT WORSE FOR EVERYONE. THE KID WHO IS BULLYING WILL THINK IT IS OK TO KEEP TREATING OTHERS THAT WAY.