Bullying Prevention and the Dignity for All Students Act
The school counselors, Dr. Barker, Ms. Barilli (our school psychologist) and Ms. Crivort (our district Social Worker) have been working with our students to learn the difference between mean behavior, rude behavior and bullying. Our presentation also covers school rules and the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). This is the presentation we used to facilitate discussion. For seventh and eighth grade students, we used this presentation.
There is an article written for parents by a Social Worker to distinguish between rude, mean and bullying behavior. It was published in Psychology Today. While it is several years old, the information is still relevant. You might be interested in reading this article.