All of our planners, from primary school student planners, elementary school student planners, middle school student planners, and high school student planners provide a feature on bullying – an issue that dramatically affects the lives of many students.
Now, in addition to our regular text, we’re proud to release a new video on the subject of bullying via our brand Plannee. We know that some students (as well as parents and teachers) appreciate receiving information in video form, so we’re turning to that medium in an effort to increase outreach. If we can communicate to more students about bullying via a video, we’ll feel we have made a contribution to this ongoing discussion about this critical issue.
You can view all of our brief, fact filled videos on our home page, QualityPlanners.com
A starting point for discussion on bullying and anti-bullying strategies
Our new video is designed to provide a quick introduction to the subject of bullying in less than 1 minute. The theme is a simple one: the world should be a “bully free” place and a “bully free” environment is a great place to be. In short, we want to stress the message that bullying is not normal and should never be accepted or tolerated. While the issue of bullying (and being bullied) is very complex, we decided to emphasize one key aspect of bullying, pointing out that, in whatever form, bullies are those who abuse power over others. It’s important that power, in itself, isn’t the issue or the problem: it is abuse of power, and most often in school situations that means size and physical strength.
Offering one recommendation
The literature on bullying is very complex, so we decided to offer one simple recommendation to everyone about bullying, whether as the target of a bully or a witness. That simple recommendation: be a friend and stick together. Many experts note that bullies are far more likely to isolate their targets. Being a friend, sticking together, can discourage a bully from picking on an individual. The video offers a very straight forward perspective, and we hope its very simplicity can prompt thought and discussion among al those involved.
We hope you enjoy the video, and we look forward to your feedback and comments.