Monday, November 2, 2015

Takeaway, Resources and Video from Bullying Discussion

After the Oct. 22 Glenbard Parent Series (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families program about bullying with school psychologist John Dominguez, Glenbard North school counselor Julie Shannon shared the following takeaway:
John Dominguez and Julie Shannon
"Bullying is not the problem. It is a symptom of a larger problem.  The larger and real problem is the unhealthy culture in which bullying and other negative behaviors are able to survive. We need to create a culture where everyone shares the same values, such as being kind, courageous and selfless.  We need to create an environment where everyone feels valued and build an environment that will change negative behaviors. I learned a few short steps to repair a relationship: apologize sincerely, provide an explanation, commit to doing better, and follow through with the commitment. In this way, we can empower victims and bystanders and help repair the negative culture. It should be our goal for all students to be excellent at being kind."

Video of this presentation by John Dominguez

A Paradigm Shift: Helping Kids Create an Environment Where Bullying is Obsolete

    Glenbard Parent Series presentation made by Dr. John Dominguez on 10/22/15.

To really hear and understand his important message, please watch this entire video 


Bullying Prevention in School: A Major Paradigm Shift (notes from this event)

What to do if your child is being cyberbullied (from the Center on Media and Child Health)

Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention and Advocacy Collaborative 
(Boston Children's Hospital)