Posted Pamela Young on 10/13/2014 |General
What do you know about bullying? What does your daughter know about it? At Girls on the Run practices, girls learn about three types of bullying: physical, verbal and social/emotional. They discuss the effects of these types of bullying and what to do if they see or experience it. They even role-play healthy responses to employ (See also “Pointers from the Program: How Girls Learn to Stand Up for Themselves”).
So what can you do with your daughter or the girls in your world to help them recognize and respond to bullying? Here are some talking points and a fun activity to do together for National Bullying Prevention Month this October.
Here is one fun activity that you and your girl can do together or that she can do with her circle of friends (or both!). All it takes is some blue nail polish!
Raise awareness by pinky swearing to take a stand against bullying and then painting your pinky nails blue to seal the deal. Whenever someone asks why you’ve got blue pinky nails, you can explain that you are taking a stand against bullying! If you want to really make your pledge noticeable, you can post pictures of your pinky swear with the hashtag #bluepinky. Secret Mean Stinks also has blue pinky and anti-bullying messages to post on social media.
Together you and your girl can add your voices to the effort to stop bullying.