This week students learned the importance of how to stay safe if they find themselves in a situation with a bully.
Lisa Ribaudo, Bennett Elementary Physical Education Teacher, says that the presentation taught students about positive strategies and methods for handling bullying. “The students learned about personal responsibility, developing a positive reputation, and positive actions to take to handle bullying and prevent it, and another way they can move their body. They also learned what to do if a stranger approaches and how to handle that,” said Ribaudo.
James Yeager, Instructor at Premier Martial Arts, led the presentations and encouraged students to first and foremost be kind to others.
A few of the tips from Premier Martial Arts to stay safe include:
- Stay away from people who bully
- If one approaches, step back and say “stop” in a strong voice
- If the bully continues to come towards you step back, hold arms out with stop hands and shout “stop”
- Report to an adult
Students were given a free voucher to attend a class session at Premier Martial Arts where they can continue to learn ways to be active.
Frenship ISD has several bullying prevention resources, click here for more.
To submit a bullying report, click here.
For additional information on what schools and parents can do about bullying click here.