Bellevue fifth-graders battle bullying

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Alissa Widman Neese
Apr 8, 2013

One of this week's notes, from Bellevue Elementary School:

Bellevue Elementary School fifth-graders recently participated in the "Be Bully Wise" program with the district's social worker and school counselor.

Through a series of classroom lessons the children learned effective prevention and intervention strategies to use in bullying or teasing situations. Students also participated in a bully bulletin board contest, addressing three topics: "types of bullies," "how to deal with bullies" or "how to change bullying behaviors."

Contest winners, one from each classroom, are: Hannah Seamon, Megan Missler, Megan Batey, Raquelle Seamon, Julia Ochenduski and Rayven Whyde.

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BW1

teasing is not bullying.

sandtown born a...

Im sure the child being teased would feel different. All kids tease others but when and how easy it goes further.

Commenter

I agree. And sometimes the bullied is afraid to report because it could have a negative impact on them. Teasing can be in fun, and it is hard to determine where that "line" that gets crossed is.

TRISTINPRUITT

YAYYYY RAYVEN WHYDE! I LOVE YOU SO SO MUCH! YOU ARE SUCH A SMART BEAUTIFUL SMART LITTLE GIRL! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! LOVE YOU XOXOXO TRISTIN , JEFFREY , JAILYNN, AND RYAN!

ladydye_5

Sometimes the parents are just as guilty as the kids. Ever sit and listen to ADULTS talk about kids or other parents? This is a bigger issue than many want to think. I agree that "kids will be kids" and there is normal teasing, but sometimes it crosses the line. All these "stop bullying" campaigns look good on paper, BUT until schools, teachers, counselors, parents, etc actually DO SOMETHING about it, it will not get better or end.

Kottage Kat

Read the comments
Some folks are bullies
Some are trolls
I will let you sort them out

coasterfan

My eldest son got bullied physically, verbally and emotionally in one class at Bellevue HS for the better part of two years in the early 2000s before we found out about it. The response was only marginally effective back then, so there fact that they are now taking an early preventative step is a good sign.