Bully B.R.A.V.E.

BULLY BRAVE is taking place this week on Wednesday and Thursday. Each class from FTK to Grade 8 will have a one on one lesson. BRAVE stands for Bully Resistance Anti-Violence Education and it is a highly acclaimed program. They modify the program to suit the grade level and the school – the teachers gave input on areas of need (for example the youngest students will review such skills as identifying who a safe stranger is and practicing using their voices in an emergency situation; whereas the older student will discuss things like cyberbullying – teachers specifically expressed an interest in discussion around the rough play in the yard that crosses safe boundaries). The trained leaders will help the students identify the difference between bullying and conflict, and will introduce practical and safe strategies for dealing with bullying and conflict situations.