But I knew it wasn't enough.
So I have created a packet for parents and educators to use with their children and students. It focuses on bullying and it isn't just for children of color. It's for all children. It not only deals with what to do if you are being bullied, but also what to do if you SEE someone who is being bullied. And it gives advice to parents who have children that are being bullied.
The people who are on the frontlines of stopping racism and bullying are parents and teachers. We are the one who are teaching our children right from wrong, love from fear, and kindness from cruelty. This packet includes:
- posters to be placed as visual reminders
- an educator's guide
- discussion questions & guide
- resources for parents
- phrases parents can use when talking to school officials about their child being bullied
- plans for students on how to deal with a bully
- writing prompts
- writing pages
- and a recommended reading list
**SPANISH version coming soon
You can even upload the packet to your website and offer it as a free download. If you need HTML code, let me know.
Since the election, there has been an explosion of race-related bullying and hate crimes across our country. New York has even had to create a special police unit as a result. And from grade school to high school to college campuses, children of color or different religions are facing difficult challenges.
So yes, the threat to our children is very real. And we can't stay quiet about it otherwise, the bullies will continue to harass other kids.
I hope that this packet will serve as a useful tool to help not only those being bullied but to prevent bullies from developing. Teachers: You know you can make a difference in a child's life. We're relying on you to help us raise thoughtful children.