Kids, adults can be 'swim teachers' to help prevent bullying
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and the good news is we know a lot more about bullying now than we ever did before. Including powerful ways to take action.
In a new blog post by Katherine Raczynski, director of the College of Education's Safe and Welcoming Schools project, she explains ways adults and young people can take steps to prevent bullying from happening. "We can think about these different approaches (response vs. prevention) as akin to the difference between a life guard and a swim teacher. The life guard provides crucial assistance when a situation gets dicey. A swim teacher imparts skills that will benefit the learner for a lifetime," she writes.