Friday, October 5, 2012

Bullying in the News..... Literally!

On October 2nd news anchor Jennifer Livingston decided to take to task a watcher who chose to comment on her Facebook page with a remark about her weight. She cited that this type of bullying behavior is inappropriate and damaging.

I found this video to be a helpful tool in showing children that bullying exists in our world at all levels. Also, that not learning to communicate effectively early in life could lead to continued bad decision-making. It reminded me that as an adult we are still potential targets and need to know how to address it when it happens.

One of the tenets of the RESPECT Campaign is "Name it!...Claim it!...Stop it! Jennifer definitely did just that.

Please watch this video and feel free to use it in your classroom.