Submission

Team

What can't we all just get along- Education Course
Title

What can't we all just get along- Education Course

Summary

Bullies and Bullied need to be educated. We would like to design a class the will bring awareness of what bulling is and equip students tools to deal with both sides of this issue. The class would be required yearly to inform students K to 12th grade of current issues and how to treat others by the golden rule of kindness. Teach students how disagreeing on topics is an opinion that is ok to have but never a reason to bully someone different from themselves. Tools that will equip students on how to set boundaries for themselves when being pressured to bully others and the ones bullied skills and resources to respond appropriately Outreach programs available for students needing counsel to better issues at home or with personal issues they may be having. We believe school starts the moment a student steps outside of their home, therefore we would like to require more student aide to assist in supervision while on the bus and playground. Bus drivers have the responsibility to get students to and from school safely. Their eyes should be on the road, not looking back at students to make sure their behavior is in check.  Playgrounds should have safe equipment and as well as safe manners.

Team Information
B.O.L.D.
Category
Education

About the Problem

Problem Category

Education

Problem Context

Class would include: Definition of what bullying is : teasing vs bullying Teamwork projects Role Playing Resources available

How did you identify this problem?

This problem is as old as school. All generations have suffered from it.  Some members in our group have experienced being bullied, some members have children who have dealt with this issue.

Problem Details

Who are those affected by this problem?

General public, especially children

How often does this problem occur?

Daily

How long has the problem been going on?

Beginning of time

Is the problem disrupting the community? How?

Yes, disrupts educations, our safety

Is the issue perceived as a problem by the community at large?

Perceived as a problem for the younger in the problem. Perceived as an irritation by the older.

Is the problem limited to certain geographic areas?

No

Who are the Stakeholders, those wanting this problem to be fixed?

Everyone. Kids, parents

Addressing the Problem

Are you aware of any solutions, approaches, or efforts to tackle this problem?

stopbully.gov

What are the obstacles you are aware of to address the problem?

Lack of resources, education, and communication

What are the success criteria that could be defined to address this problem?

 Healthier People  Overall grades go up Education is the focus Less self harm & suicide Self awareness- realizing you might be the bully Healthier relationships