Children (adults too) often remember the skills better through acronyms. The following is a neat little sheet that you can copy for them to help them remember and use the skills more effectively.
Stay calm and then call us!
BULLY BACK OFF
Steve Andrews 604-307-9146
Skill sheet reminder!
When in a stressful situation, especially being bullied use the “skills” you have learned:
S.T.A.R. then B.E.S.T.
S top B lank body Language (no fear/anger )
T hink E ye Contact (longer than usual)
A ssess S ilence ( wait to reply )
R elax and/or Respond T ell them what you want (ie "I want
you to leave me alone")
(Do not React)
Remember the bullying child/youth wants a reaction. Do not give it to them. Instead use your “skills”.
Thank you to Vedder Elementary students and staff for coming up with B.E.S.T. A great way to remember the skills!