MEANIE???? BULLY???? CONFLICT??? TEASING???? What Is IT???

You can turn on the television, read your Facebook newsfeed, or walk into any school or workplace today and hear the term “Bullying.” It has become such a hot topic everywhere we turn. Whenever a child tells us that they feel they are being bullied here at Cambridge Elementary we are the first to dive in to investigate and help. However, we are finding out a lot of the time it isn't necessarily bullying that is happening. We are not saying the bullying does not exist, but we are finding it has become the catch all phrase for everything negative that happens. We have also dug into it a little deeper and have seen that this has become an issue across the country, not just here in Cambridge. So together we have taken a step back to look at the actual true definition of bullying. Within the next few weeks, we will be reviewing bullying vs. mean moments, conflict and teasing.  Please take some time to talk with your child about these situations, as it's important we all speak the same language!!!  Thank you for taking the time to look into this important topic again with us.