Through the month of December guidance lessons will focus on the topic of bullying. Students will learn the difference between conflict and bullying, how to be an "upstander" instead of a bystander, the importance of reporting, and the different types of bullying behavior. Please talk with your child about what they are learning. Not all mean or rude behavior is bullying. This year I am reinforcing the ABCD of Bullying, which helps students understand the difference between mean actions and bullying. The ABCD of Bullying stands for Agressive (physically, socially, or emotionally), Balance of power is unequal, Consistent over time, and Delibrate.