Bullying is an epidemic plaguing our youth today. It is an even bigger problem in the special needs community. Children with disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied than their non disabled peers. We all hope that there are teachers or parents that can step in and stop such harassment, but the fact of the matter is, constant supervision is impossible.
I’d like to ask your help in creating an anti bullying program to help my students. They are already at a higher risk of being bullied, I want to give them as many tools as possible to stop it. Of course I have the martial arts background and can teach them what to do if the situation escalates, but how do we keep it from getting to that point? I’d love some advice. Please post your comments. If you know any School Administrators or Psychologists that may have advice, please ask them. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your help,