Jane’s plan is to learn and apply prevention, intervention and mitigation in the form of the 5D’s.
She starts by deciding to not let her children become victims of bullying. She helps her children decide not to be a cause or victim of bullying. She educates herself and her husband on the causes, methods, and indicators of bullying. She encourages her children to take anti-bullying classes. She teaches them methods to reduce bullying and to avoid bullies. She helps her children create plan of action if they are bullied.
She helps her children to deter the onset of bullying. She teaches them to be aware of bullies. She shows them how to employ physical assertiveness against bullying. She teaches her children to sets limits with body language. She teaches them to say “No”. She helps them detect situations that lead to bullying. She tells them to listen to their intuition. She helps them to create bully free zones.
She helps her children to disrupt bullying in progress. She teaches them to use their voice to stop bullying. She encourages them to intervene and use appropriate means to end the bullying if they can. She teaches them to draw attention to the situation. She tells them to get a parent or teacher involved.
She helps her children to disengage from bullying. She teaches them to get away from the bully. She tells them get the target of bullying away to safety. She provides them the opportunity be in a bully free envionment.
She helps her children to debrief and heal after bullying. She discusses the effects of bullying with them. She promotes her children’s emotional and physical healing. She goes to the school administration with her children. She encourages them to talk to someone they trust. She preserves evidence. She seeks support and assistance for her children.