Bullying is a popular topic of conversation, and it is important to make students aware of bullying and its consequences, even in the dance studio. October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, so this is a great time to promote a positive, preventative conversation.

Here are some sites that include great resources, lesson plans, and ideas for classroom integration:

Stomp Out Bullying

stopbullying.gov

NEA’s Bully Free: It Starts With Me

Let your students know that physical, verbal, and cyber bullying are zero tolerance items within your studio. Encourage them to talk to you if an issue arises and address it immediately. Involve parents in the conversation, too

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