Another Successful Pink Shirt Day at Brier Park !!!
As parents, we want our children to be safe at school and want to help them when a conflict
occurs. As a school, we teach the students about Kelso’s Choices and TRIBES to
problem solve through conflicts with peers. Sometimes, children will require adult support
to assist in conflict resolution.
As a school, we sometimes find that parents use the term bullying during any type of conflicts
with students and their children. In order to assist you in distinguishing the difference
between conflict and bullying, we have included a chart for your use. If you feel your child is having difficulties with another student, remind them to report it to an adult (teacher, principal, parents). Our school has a process in place to investigate conflict and bullying, and we follow progressive discipline while at the same time assisting all parties involved.
Conflict VS. Bullying
Happens occasionally Happens repeatedly
Accidental, shows empathy Done on purpose, targetting
Rough housing, pushing Serious-threat of physical harm or emotional or psychological hurt
Equal emotional reaction Strong emotional reaction on part of victim
Not seeking power/attention Seeking power or control
Not trying to get something Trying to gain material things, or
Remorseful, takes responsibility No remorse - blames victim
Effort to solve problem No effort to solve problem
For information and educational resources for parents and students regarding concussions please follow this link to the Grand Erie District School Board website http://bit.ly/1JPtNl2