On the other hand, verbal bullying can be:
- Name calling
- Cruel statements
Another type of bullying is social isolation, in which a particular child is not allowed to join games or any group activities by other children.
As a daycare owner, the first part of dealing with bullying in your school is the admittance that it is happening among your preschool students.
Signs That A Child Is Being Bullied
- The child is telling the teacher or his parents about a certain kid being bad to him repeatedly.
- The child is saying things such as "nobody likes me," or "I am ugly (or fat, too skinny, etc.)."
- The child suddenly doesn't want to go to school anymore.
- The child has unexplained bruises or cuts on several occasions.
- The child becomes clingy, fearful, and withdrawn all of a sudden.
Signs That A Child Is A Bully
- The child believes he is doing nothing wrong to others, or a specific kid.
- The child has little or no empathy for the feelings of other people.
- The child is showing aggressiveness toward both kids and adults.
- The child needs to always be in control, or the leader of any activities.
- The child is hot-tempered.
- The child seems to be showing no remorse when hitting or shaming other children.
Implement An Anti-Bullying Policy
The purpose of creating the policy about anti-bullying is to make it clear to everybody where your daycare stands. In case of a bullying situation, there are actions to be taken.
Here are some guidelines and principles regarding anti-bullying policies that your daycare should follow:
1. Declare the rights of all individuals in your school. This means the students, teachers, parents, staff and other school workers, and so on.
2. Post the definition of bullying and several illustrations about it.
3. A strong statement of discouraging everyone to do acts of bullying.
4. The offer of help and support for the victims of bullying.
5. Statements of what actions to be done, depending on the severity of the bullying.
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