American College of Education Teasing and Bullying Among Students Discussion
American College of Education
A school is experiencing high levels of teasing and bullying among the fourth and fifth graders in the cafeteria and on the playground. Both of these settings are supervised by paraprofessionals since state law permits teachers a “duty-free” lunch. Contribute to the Discussion by responding to the guiding questions.
Discuss some ways to analyze and alter this situation, focusing on both the students and the paraprofessionals.
Knowing that the peer group often significantly influences the behavior of students who tease, bully, or harass others, what can be done to increase the probability that the peer group will either denounce the bully and/or support or protect the “victim?”