In this Abracadabra episode a new Abra Kid, Grace, comes to the magic shop. Instead of being nice, she is a bully! The other abrakids are afraid of her. Nastini, with the help of the other characters recognize that "you can't be a bystander" when it comes to helping your friends stand up to a bully and they teach the bully a lesson that she won't soon forget! Joey reminds everyone that No one deserves to be bullied!
What is Bullying?
Bullying is acting in ways that scare or harm another person. Kids who bully usually pick on someone who is weaker or more alone, and they repeat the actions over and over. Bullying starts in elementary school and becomes most common in middle school. By high school, it is less common but still occurs.
Bullying can take many forms, including:
- Physical harm - such as hitting, shoving, or tripping.
- Emotional harm - such as making fun of the way a child acts, looks, or talks. Writing mean things about someone in emails or online journals (blogs) is also bullying.
What can be done?
Be more than a bystander! That means that we all need to be involved and not just watch what happens!
Don't give bullying an audience! That means don't laugh when someone else is being bullied!
Help your friends stay safe! Tell the Bully to stop! Help your friend get away from the bully and tell a trusted adult right away!
Set a good example and never bully someone else!
Who are bullies?
Bullies come in all sizes and shapes, other kids, and adults. People who are bullies may lack self-confidence and want to try to shift the focus on to someone else.
And don't forget there are cyber bullies on the internet too!
Parents be sure to view the PBS website with your children to help them understand what they can do to stop bullies and how hurtful a bully can be to deter them from acting as a bully.
In addition, here are other resources for parents and adults which may be helpful.