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COCA's Personal Safety PRogram for Grades 3 - 6 focused on teaching children about the different types of bullying that happen and how to safely address bullying. 

Child Abuse Safety Rules:

1. Say “No”

2. Get Away

3. Tell Someone

4. Keep Telling Until Someone Believes You and Gets You Help


Bully Behavior Safety Rules - The 3 R's:

Recognize, Refuse, Report

Bullying is different from being mean or rude - Bully Behavior happens repeatedly and involves an imbalance of power.

RECOGNIZE that bullying includes: physical violence, verbal taunts, name-calling, threats and intimidation, exclusion, and sexual harassment (in person or through the Internet/through texting).

Try to REFUSE any bully behavior by being assertive. Stand up for yourself or stand up for the person being bullied.

One of the best ways to solve a bully problem is to REPORT the situation to a trusted adult.

Cyberbullying can be reported on each individual website, app, or game.

Things to Remember

  • Your Body Belongs to You!
  • Safety Rules: Say No, Get, Away, Tell Someone, Keep Telling
  • When Using the Internet, Protect Yourself, Your Computer/Devices & Your Information
  • It is NEVER a Child’s Fault if They Are Being Abused or Mistreated
  • If Someone is Scaring or Hurting You, Tell an Adult You Trust
  • Telling Allows You To Get Yourself or a Friend Help to Solve a Problem or Stop A Bad Situation