Bullying Lessons

KEY BODY POSITIVE MESSAGES FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS

  • Nobody deserves to be bullied.
  • Bullying hurts. It impacts on self esteem. Body-based bullying and stigma are hurtful.
  • We can learn to become more aware of and respond to weight based teasing.
  • Bystanders can learn how to report and stand up against bullying and teasing.
  • Teasing and harassment are also forms of bullying and children need adults to help them address this.
  • Body-based bullying is common and linked to stereotyping and discrimination.
  • Jokes based on appearance and identity are harmful.