The sun is shining, the breeze is blowing and the country air is fresh and clean. A bullied child would not notice these things. That child would be wondering how to deal with the next put-down. It is sad that in our society, children must deal with bullies far too often. Bullying must stop and as adults we must work toward that goal.
We are near Glencoe, Ontario at Mosa Central Public School, where we’ve just finished presenting three ‘Stand Up Against Bullying assemblies. Mosa Principal, Paul Cordick gave Bruce Langford top marks for his delivery of the bullying prevention programs. Students and teachers also appreciated the assemblies which effectively use role-plays and video clips to teach children to deal with bullying.
Mosa Central is a school with under two hundred students where respect is
taught and practiced daily. The grade 7,8 students took the messages from the ‘Stand Up Against Bullying’ assembly seriously and got involved in the discussion which was part of their assembly. Younger children enjoyed the interactive format of Benny DL’s live ATFM broadcast.
The spirit of community came across loud and clear at Mosa Central. No matter how large or small your school is, remember to keep the spirit of community alive and well by being a positive role model and to stand up against bullying whenever it is safe to do so.