Get the message across that bullying is wrong and can sometimes have deadline results with anti-bullying door decorating ideas. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, it's common for many children and adolescents to be bullied. AACAP draws this conclusion by citing surveys that reveal more than half of all children experience bullying at some point during their school years. The surveys also revealed that 10 percent of children are regularly experiencing bullying.
"No Bullying Zone"
Let people know before they come in that they are about to enter a "No Bullying Zone." Use construction signs and symbols to designate your no bullying zone. You can create construction signs on a computer, or make them yourself using yellow and black construction paper. Let people know the penalty for violating rules in your no bullying zone with a "Warning" sign that reads, "Violators will be fined or prosecuted."
What Makes Me Unique
Post pictures of people from different economic backgrounds, cultures and races under the heading "What makes me unique." Under each picture, write something that is unique about them, such as "I'm unique because I can sing well" or "I'm unique because I'm good at sports." This anti-bullying door decorating idea highlights everyone's unique qualities instead of focusing on their differences.
Better Things to Do
Pose the question: "What better things can you do, instead of bullying someone?" Post the responses to the question on your door. Also, present tips on how someone can help when they see someone being bullied in their school or neighborhood. Your tips can include telling an adult, parent, or school counselor, or grabbing the person who is being bullied and walking away from the situation with them.
Gather up newspaper articles about the consequences of bullying and display them on your door under the heading, "Why Bullying Hurts." On the door, you can display articles on people who have committed suicide because they were being bullied and teased by classmates, coworkers and people in their neighborhoods because of their sexual orientation. You can also display articles about individuals who have been assaulted because they are of a different race, size, nationality and culture.
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Door Decorating Ideas
Make visitors feel welcome and at home before you ever greet them with a warm front-door decoration.