Tips on improving your school's rules.
Do something (pun intended) about bullying in your school. Team up with friends and talk to a teacher, dean, or principal about it.
- Research your school's current policy. Read the student handbook and ask the front office where to find the current bullying policy.
- Compare how other schools deal with bullying. Look online or call those schools and ask. Find out what you want to use and what has proven to work.
- Recruit former victims. Besides you and your friends, think about bringing some people who have been bullied, so they can share their experiences with the administration.
- Pick a school official. Make sure this person will take you seriously, and keep your personal experiences confidential, unless you choose otherwise.
- Bring up your proposal. Explain the elements from other schools' policies that you want to implement. Do you want to ban all hate speech? Do you want to establish a peer mediation program? Think of specific solutions.
- Don’t forget to arrange a follow-up meeting. Maybe you'll have to meet with someone higher up, like the school board. Whatever the roadblock, keep the conversation going until the policy changes.