Welcome to my Page. Remember those that have paved the way for you. My goal is to share some of my failures and successes, to solve a few problems, to connect, inspire, to reach others one person at a time, to be a blessing to someone, and to let others know they are not alone. I am truly blessed. I give all praises to God. Without God where would I be?
There was a time
when bullying occurred on the playground. Now bullying may occur on
the internet, in the school building, or possibly on the school bus.
steps to prevent bullying
When your children
ride the school bus, there should be steps in place to prevent
bullying. They should not have to ride in fear.
According to the
National Education Association bullying may include physical
aggression such as hitting or stealing, name-calling, and even
isolating someone. They further add that bus drivers need to be invited and
encouraged to join school committees on bullying prevention. This
does make sense, because possibly most bus drivers have no training
regarding bullying on the bus and may also feel a disconnection with
the students they are driving back and forth to school. In the
I talk more about how harmful name-calling can be to children.
Did you know that
about 10% of bullying related to school occurs on the bus? That is
according to the United States Department of Education. They further
add that 52.2 percent of the nation's roughly 550,000 bus drivers
believe bullying is a serious problems on their school buses, but
two-thirds of the incidents go unreported. To access free
materials on bus bullying just go to the following site listed
occurred in April, 2015. When I read and saw this video, I was
compelled to share this with you. A 13-year-old boy experienced for
the first time racial bus bullying. This is so sad. He emphasized
he no longer feels safe on the bus or in that school. The sad part
is that he should not have to stop attending the school, because of
other's misbehaving. He is now home-schooled, while the police
investigation is ongoing. No child should have to endure this.
steps to prevent bullying
Although I am happy
that Rick Snyder introduced the anti-bullying law, Michigan
finally has an anti-bullying law as of December 2011, but why did it
take so long? Michigan was the 48th state to get the law.
This law was way overdue for Michigan. Many other states had this
law long ago dating back to 1999. That is about an 11 year
solution to school bullying according to Safetylovetoknow.com is to
have parents volunteer to ride the bus or pair up with a friend and
ride the bus for increased supervision. If there are parents that
have the time, this could possibly be a viable solution. Parent
involvement is so crucial. Let's face it, the bus driver can only
do so much while driving and trying to watch the road way. They
further suggested raising money to install security cameras on the
school bus. This might be somewhat expensive, but aren't the
children worth it?