Saturday, October 8, 2011

What can I do about bullying

This Post is for all of the kids out there that are being bullied.

First and foremost No one deserves to be bullied. If it is happening to you, it is not your fault.

Try to ignore the bullying, Try not to show that you are upset or angry. Make a joke, walk off and join some other kids. For example, if a student makes fun on your clothing, laugh and say, "Yeah, I think this shirt is kind of funny-looking, too."
Bullies love to get a reaction - it's 'fun'. If you can keep calm and hide your emotions, they might get bored and leave you alone. As one teenager said, 'they can't bully you if you don't care'. The bully wants you to be afraid and to look afraid and upset. Sometimes when bullies don't get you to be afraid, they will stop.
Try to stay away from the bully. Bullies like power and control. They feel more powerful when you are alone. Avoid areas of the school where there are not many students or teachers around. Don't bring expensive things or lots of money to school. Take a different route through hallways or walk with friends or a teacher to your classes.
If you need help, don't be embarrassed about asking. Everyone needs help sometimes and asking for help to stop bullying doesn't mean that you are weak or a failure.

If you are being bullied, tell a friend, Ask him or her to help you. It will be harder for the bully to pick on you if you have a friend with you for support.
Write down the details of the incidents and your feelings. When you do decide to tell someone, a written record of the bullying makes it easier to prove what has been going on.
Tell a teacher and tell your parents.
Tell Someone! Make people listen to you and don't take no for an answer. It won't stop unless you do. It can be hard to do this so if you don't feel you can do it in person it might be easier to write a note to your parents explaining how you feel, or perhaps confide in someone outside the immediate family, like a grandparent, aunt, uncle or cousin and ask them to help you tell your parents what's going on. I know that this does not cover all aspects of bullying but I do hope that it helps some.

Friday, October 7, 2011


Who is a bully? A bully is someone male or female, that repeatedly harms another person by purposely making them feel uncomfortable, hurting them by hitting,pushing,kicking or tripping, name calling or spreading rumors or making menacing gestures, even leaving someone out of an activity. Bullies are usually physically, or socially stronger than the person that is being bullied.

Why people bully? Could be that they want to be seen as popular, or to gain attention, they could even be jealous of the person being bullied, it is also possible that they are being bullied themselves into being a bully. Or they enjoy feeling power over someone. On occasion they don't realize that they are hurting the other person.

Why are some people bullied and not others? Sometimes a person is being bullied for no reason, or because they are different IE: the way they talk, dress, their name, because they are smaller, or that the bully thinks that they won't stand up to them.

Ways to tell if someone is a bully. Being accused of being a bully at school or elsewhere. Gotten into trouble for fighting, speak about others as being stupid or other negative words. Or by saying that others deserve bad things happening to them or showing a lack of concern for others in bad situations.

Are you a bully? Are you seen by other students as tough and show little empathy for victimized persons? Do you repeatedly tease someone in a nasty way? Do you damage the belongings of other people? Do you desire to be dominate over others? Than you might be a bully
Being bullied is not a rite of passage and can be avoidable.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October Safety tips

Here are some items to check during the month of October
Fire· Replace smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries. A working smoke alarm should be placed on every level of the home and every bedroom.
· Test detectors monthly to make sure that they are working properly.
· Replace detectors that are 10 or more years old.
· Discuss with your family fire safety, your emergency escape and meeting place plan.
· You might even try a drill.
· Have your home heating system tested for proper operation and CO2 (carbon monoxide) at safe levels. Every home should have a carbon monoxide alarm near every sleeping area.
· Replace or clean (if cleanable) forced air furnace air filters.
· Visually check fire extinguisher pressure. Replace unit if pressure is low.
Auto safety checks
Ready your vehicle for winter
· Check all fluids, oil, coolant and windshield washer, replace as required.
Check tire pressure when tires are cold, Inflate tires to the recommended pressure.
· Properly inflated tires will increase traction, fuel mileage, and will wear longer.
· Replace windshield wiper blades.
· Purchase a good window scraper/brush.
· Replace tires, belts and hoses as needed.
· Get an engine tune up.
· Check battery and clean terminals.
· Pack an emergency safety kit for the trunk.
Blanket, Extra clothing, gloves, hat, Snack food,
Jumper cables, Small shovel
Flashlight with new batteries
Kitty litter or ice bite for emergency traction
Prepare yourself for winter driving
· Start out a little earlier for your trip.
· Slow down.
· Leave extra space between you and the vehicle in front.
· Stay calm, watch for ice and slippery conditions.

October/ November Neighborhood watch meeting

Tuesday, October 11,  Jack Barrett owner of BDC Gunroom, will be speaking about how to buy a gun and how to be trained to use it.. The meeting starts at 6:30 and ends around 8pm.  The meeting is located at the Wallace Ave Baptist Church, entrance is around back.  Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there.

On November 5, we will be having our fall clean up and cook out starting at 8am - 1pm. on the East side of the Wallace Ave Baptist Church.  The cookout starts at 4pm located at 801 W. Ford. Please bring pop and chips. Please contact Della Hutton at 273-2829 for more information.

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