Bully Prevention being taught in 5th Grade D.A.R.E. Classes

Bully Prevention being taught in 5th Grade D.A.R.E. Classes throughout LaSalle Parish

The 5th grade students in LaSalle Parish have begun learning about BULLY PREVENTION. Deputy Parker will be speaking with the students on how to identify bullying, take a stand, lend a hand and report bullying safely. Parents can continue the skills at home by talking with their children about their relationships with other students and how to best deal with situations. One tip is if a child comments about a conflict with another student, ask them how they feel and if they think they are being bullied. Another tip is if a child feels they are being bullied, then remind the student that the only way to STOP BULLYING is to REPORT it to an ADULT. And lastly, students can TAKE A STAND AGAINST BULLYING by LENDING A HAND. When the students stop being bystanders and SUPPORT the victim, the victim has STRENGTH IN NUMBERS and gets the confidence to stand up to the bully like  reporting to adults.  Another approach to TAKING A STAND is teaching your child to respond to bullies with statements like “Stop” or “That’s not cool.” Role playing with your child on speaking clearly, eye contact and a clear statement on what they want is an effective way to deal with bullies.

At anytime you as a parent needs information on bullying, please contact the D.A.R.E. Instructor at the Sheriff’s Office.