Program Teaches Girls To Stand Strong Against Bullying
OAK PARK (WWJ) – Standing up and standing strong against bullying — that’s the message for a group of girls at one Ferndale Public School.
It’s Girls Stand Strong, an anti-bullying program for girls in 4th through 6th grade at Kennedy Elementary School.
“The girls will learn about how to stand up to bullies, how to avoid becoming a bully themselves, how to become a good friend and to make sure they’re finding good friends, and just different ways to help cope with different feelings that come along when you’re bullied,” says Lauren Kloss with Ferndale Youth Assistance, which is facilitating the program.
She says, “I teach them what I call back-pocket comments, where they learn one-liners of things to say when someone’s teasing them. For example, if they’re teasing them about their clothes, they can say something like, ‘Well I don’t dress for you, sorry’ — and just shrug…
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