Bullies have been around for many, many years and causing many tears and fears in all of our communities under different names. Our students should not impose their anger toward fellow students.
Students must learn ways of positive communication by scheduling a meeting with the school guidance counselor about their negative feelings and receive information on how to redirect anger and therefore learn the value of positive behavior at school and away from school.
Counselors may set up support groups. Students, parents, teachers and other school personnel will find time to communicate with our youth and community members when the issue is how to respond when confronted by a bully. Such groups would allow a bully to learn about positive communication. This would allow the opportunity for the bully to discuss their problem of wanting to have confrontations, and to learn that bullying does not resolve the hurtful situation. Each positive conversation opens a door to a clearer understanding that leads to a discussion of how they can get to the root of the anger problems that exist. Therefore, each positive conversation opens a door to clearer understanding of others’ feelings.
Let us all try to release the magic of seven letters in all of us as a community to change the negative word of bullies to an extremely positive seven-letter word with positive meanings for each letter, as community and schools work together to find closure on bullying issues.
Believe and keep hope for students and communities! Together we can make a difference in our communities for our students, and our future leaders.
Bullies from Negative to Positive:
Delores J. Da’Venport