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Students explore independent living skills with a focus on how they "fit" as self in the local and global community. Areas of student include bullying, nutrition, laundry, sewing, kitchen management, consumerism, human growth and development, and financial literacy. 


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Don't Always Give up.. By: Jessica

I arrive
But as soon as I walk through the hallway I get a chill down my spine For seeing kids get bullied, what did they do wrong
For a minute I get kids behind my back.. they talk to me for a minute they say, "Hey COOL kid, get out of our way LOSER."
They begin to make hand motions to me..
What did I do to make them bully me?
I decided to tell the principle
But then I decided no cause then they would call me,
Bullying isn't right
Yes, bullies think it's fun to bully kids,
Well it's not right.
If you are someone being bullied be an
upstander not a bystander A bystander is.. Just standing by seeing kids get bullied, An up stander is standing up to the bully. ************

Cyber bullying 
By Kamiah

Bullying on the internet or using mobile devices can include: being sent mean and/or anonymous text messages. receiving nasty or threatening messages through social networking sites. people sending photos or videos of you to other people with the intention of embarrassing you.

Facts about bystanders:

  • They are afraid of making the situation worse.

  • They don't know what to do.

  • They  are afraid of getting hurt.

Becoming upstander:

  • Take action by telling the bully to stop.

  • Take action by getting others to stand up with them to bully.

  • Take action by helping the victim

  • Take action by telling an adult who can help

(Why help) And challenges.

Helping in these situations is important for kids that are being bullied . But while trying to be up stander the bully could turn on you.

Bullying takes on many different forms ranging from physical attacks to verbal assaults or making fun of someone. It can also be indirect: spreading nasty rumors, exclusion from social groups, and cyber bullying. Children often bully because they learn this behavior at home. Many times, parents are angry or don’t know how to handle conflict. The child could be experiencing neglect or bullying from siblings. A high percentage of kids who bully are also children of divorced parents  who are abusing drugs or alcohol.

Schools and communities that respect diversity can help protect children against bullying behavior. However, when children are, perceived as different are not in supportive environments, they may be at a higher risk of being bullied. When working with kids from different groups—including LGBT youth and youth with disabilities or special health care needs—there are specific things you can do to prevent and address bullying.    

Let's ************ Stop Cyberbullying By: Joseph

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic devices. Electronic devices such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat and websites. All the above can be used to cyberbully.

I chose cyber bullying as my subject, because I know that it exist, even though I have not experienced it personally. I would not want anyone to be affected by cyberbullying, and if I saw it occurring, I would first tell a teacher or an adult, but if no one was around I would write down their email, Twitter, or Facebook account. Later on when an adult is there, I would pass on the information.

Victims of cyberbullying, may experience low self-esteem, getting worse emotional disconnect from school, changes in sleep and eating, decreased academic achievement, getting even worse depression and anxiety, feelings of loneliness and isolation, increased risk of dropping out of school, and worst of all suicide or retaliate through violence.

Kids who bully have feelings of isolation and loneliness, emotional disconnect from school, alcohol and drug abuse, increased risk of getting into fights and vandalism, increased risk of dropping out of school, increased risk of abuse towards spouses and children as adults. These are just some of the reasons kids bully, mostly it’s because they want to take the pain away by inflicting it on others.

Tips for victims when dealing with a bully

  1. Keep your responses brief and to the point.

  2. Don't call the bully names or threaten him/her. This could make it worse.

  3. Avoid bringing up past grudges or saying things like “You always…”

  4. Don't keep it a secret. Tell an adult and get some help. Keep on telling an adult if it gets worse.


By: Mia 

Facts about a bystander
A bystander plays a pretty big part in bullying because they the people who see or hear bullying happening but choose to keep silent and not do anything to help the person who is

getting bullied. Kids sometimes don't report anything because they believe that what's going on is none of their business.

Facts about upstanders

An upstander is a person who sees bullying happening and reports to someone. And when a upstander hears or sees something he/she stands up to make things right.

How to be an upstander?
To be an upstander you can help people who are being bullied by telling a teacher or other adult
that you think can be trusted. And not get physically or verbally with the bully which might cause more problems. 


Relational Bullying
By: Solana 

What is it?

   Relational bullying is a type of bullying that is most common in youth friendships. Some common things that happen in relational bullying are: people deliberately leaving a certain person/group of people out of an activity on purpose, telling people not to be friends with a person, spreading rumors, and publicly embarrassing a person. Those are a couple of common occurrences, but other actions may happen.

Why Does it Happen?

  Relational bullying may happen for many reasons, such as: improving popularity, getting revenge, or making someone feel bad. Someone in the group of friends may have been bullied in the past and felt the need to bully someone else. Also people think bullying is “cool” and want to improve their social ranking, while hurting other people.

Why Should it Stop?

  Bullying is NOT okay. It hurts people in a way that's not good. Some results of bullying are: depression, suicidal thoughts, feeling rejected, and low self esteem.  In extreme cases, if people have been bullied for a really long time, or are being bullied badly, people do end up committing suicide, which is really, really not good.


  Bystanders are people who witness bullying, but don't do anything about it. They ignore it and pretend it never happened, they might have told their friends, but they might not do anything about it. Bystanders should let an adult know if they see bullying.


By: Adrian 

Cyberbullying is when someone tells you something in a phone and say mean things online.

   Did you know that 6 out of 10 people witness people getting cyberbullied people won't say it to your face they only say it online. It's really easy to do because they won't get in trouble as easily.

    Also people can threaten, harass, offend ect. people can do something to change this if people stand up.

   People that sometimes get cyber bullied they sometimes try to  commit suicide.


What can you do to stop cyber bullying If your getting bullied.

  1. To stop cyber bullying you can help by telling a adult about the person that is getting judged or called names in the internet and the adult can do something about it.

  2. You can tell your parents about it if this or your principal but sometimes they won't do anything.

  3. Also you can also help people that are getting bullied, you can say something to the person that is hurting the other person.

  4. You can also don't reply,block the bully also you can save the evidence

How does a bystanders react

     A bystander doesn't do anything he or she just looks and doesn't tell a teacher or an adult.

     They are scared to say something because they think that the bully going to do something to them or even hurt them

     Or sometime they will just watch and don't care only because they don't even know them or just don't care about them.

     And a bystander is so different then a upstander a bystander is afraid to do something and a upstander does something about it and they tells adult.

    More information in a upstander is the next section.


How does a upstander react

     A upstander does something to stop the bully as they will tell an adult or a parent.

     If you don't do  something bad might happen to the person that is being bullied.

Then if you do something you might get bullied yourself. But it is worth it.

      Also you need to be strong to tell someone to leave the person alone and

After reading our article we want you to do something about it because you really help someone and don't be a bystander be an upstander.