Monday, October 14, 2019

WEEK TWO OF NATIONAL BULLY PREVENTION MONTH

Welcome to October 14. I hope you had a nice weekend. How is your preventing bullying working out?  What do you have planned for this week? 

Here are some suggestions from  the online site:: October is National Bullying Prevention Month. They're calling it "Be brave. Stand up for for someone you see being bullied."
I'd like to add to that. "Be very careful how you do it because you don't want to put yourself in danger." Bullies have been known to back off, though, when others stand up for victims.

They also suggest to make friends with those who might be different, whether African American, Asian, Muslim, disabled, or someone you don't know.

How can students or people at work do that, or when you're shopping or wherever you might be? See suggestions from the Website.

Students or workers can give kind notes to classmates or co-workers. Stay at home moms might call a friend or someone they've just met with kind words of have a good day or do they need  anything..

I bet you can come up with a lot of other fantastic ideas. Make others feel like you care about them. And we really should care about everyone.

I was at the library Saturday at a book signing with lots of authors from the area. And you know what? I never saw any act of bullying. There were children and adults present, but everyone got along. That was neat. And it is possible to be friendly. So be aware if you notice someone picking on another person. Think how you might stop it, and then do so. Kindly, gently, which might be something the bully really needs. We don't know why he/she is the way he/she is. All we can do is try to help them see that they are important and friends are wonderful.

Have  a good week. Oh, and tune in tomorrow for Author Charles Suddeth's visit here on his new novel's tour. He has an interesting story to tell you. Thanks


Happy Reading!

10 comments:

  1. I do hope that bringing bullying into people's mind in this way will have an excellent effect and make it happier and safer for many, Beverly.

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    1. I hope you're right, lost. If more people are aware of the bullying, they might start doing something about it. And families with children might talk to them about the situation and how they might help. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thanks, Karin. There is a lot of good information on the Internet now. It seems to be a popular topic, which is good. Maybe it will do some good. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Great advice. And glad you didn’t see any bullying at the book signing.

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    1. LOL! Yes, Natalie, I'm happy not to see bullying when it applies to me as well as to others. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Yeah, we can all do a little, by like you say, be careful as you don't want to get a target on your back by a psycho and you don't want to become the bully, even if it is to stop a bully.

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    1. Exactly, Pat. It would be scary to be the target of a bully, so everyone should take care not to become the target. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thank you, Chrys. I hope they help. Thanks for stopping by.

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