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Bullying Resources

Bullying goes against the teachings of Jesus Christ, and the General Rules of the Methodist Church. Sadly, today, it is likely that all children experience bullying in one or more ways—as victim, as silent bystander, as victimizer, or as a disciple. This resource list and sample Anti-Bullying policy will support your congregation in supporting and guiding children:

Scripture Reference:

"Conduct yourselves with all humility, gentleness, and pati ence. Accept each other with love, and make every effort to preserve the unity of the Spirit with the peace that ties you together." – Ephesians 4.1-4 Common English Bible

Resources for Leaders:

An adult’s reflection on his childhood experience with bullying: http://www.danoah.com/2010/10/memoirs-of-bullied-kid.html

Moozie is devoted to helping pre-k and kindergarten children discover the universal benefits of kind behavior and kind acts: https://moozie.org/about/

Develop a "Safe Space" Covenant based on the General Rules of the Methodist Church and make it part of your Safe Sanctuaries Guidelines. Learn more about Safe Sanctuaries

A message for children that will help children remember that God is with them in times of trouble: http://gbod.org.s3.amazonaws.com/legacy/kintera/entry_1109/19/CHILDRENS_MESSAGE_BULLYING2011.PDF (PDF will save to your downloads folder)

The American Camp Association offers resources appropriate for camp leaders. These resources are also appropriate for children and youth groups. https://www.acacamps.org/resource-library/bullying-prevention-resources