Third through fifth grade classes at New Garden Elementary School received a visit from The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County. They were taught about the six types of bullying – Cyber, Physical, Verbal, Social, Visual, and Discrimination.
The students learned why people bully in the first place. They do it for fun, because they hurt inside, for retaliation, because they are jealousy, to feel superior/status, or because they are insecure. People also bully for power and control. The message that New Garden is a bully free zone so instead of being a “bystander,” we are encouraged to be an “upstander.” The students completed an activity call “Ha, Ha, So,” that helped them understand what they can do if they are bullied.