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School Bus Transportation: Is Bullying a Serious Concern?

 

School bus bullying is a growing concern to every parents. Knowing the signs of bullying and reacting against it at the right time reduces unnecessary tensions and problems. Otherwise, bullying can negatively impact student's education. It can make them fearful of going to school.

 

School bus bullying can make a torturous experience to students rather than a fun opportunity for learning. It can be prevented by providing a supportive and positive school environment. School authorities should teach the students that bullying is an unacceptable behavior.

 

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Safest Means of Transportation

 

School bus transportation is said to be the safest means of transportation for children. Commonly, school bus is the location for bullying. This could resist parents to keep away their child from such dangers.

 

Sometimes even school bus drivers ignore such bullying and fail to report to school authorities. This encourages bullies to continue doing their wrong doings. It is the responsibility of adults to take action against such misbehavior and help those students who became victims. It can mentally as well as physically destroy the life of the student.

School authorities ignore bullying as they think it is a silly issue. But they never think about the consequences of bullying. Ignoring such issues can encourage such bullying gangs and the issues related to bullying can increase day by day.

 

Parents will be afraid of sending their children to school as they are concerned about the school transportation safety of students. But bullying can be prevented by a number of methods. Some of them are as follows:

  • Organize an Anti-Bullying Committee

Organizing an anti-bullying committee can help a lot. Such a committee should consist of a student representative, teacher, and other school authorities. Hence the victims of bullying and witnesses of bullying can easily report to them.

  • Installation of Camera

Camera can be installed in the school bus for closely monitoring the students. It can show who starts fight and who are being bullied at. Drivers can thus get constant updates on the activities of students.

 

But drivers may not be able to concentrate completely on camera as they may increase the chance of accidents. School authorities and drivers can co-ordinate together to find any kind of misbehaving from students.

 

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  • Reporting to Authorities

When bullying is reported at the right time, it can be avoided to an extent. Most of the time, students fail to report bullying at the right time. Hence authorities may not be able to take action against the students who misbehave.

  • Avoid Bullies

It is a kind of silently solving the issue. Try to ignore the bullying ones. When they feel they are ignored, they naturally stop bullying. Being polite to a bully can make them think about his or her actions.

  • Conduct Awareness

School authorities can conduct awareness programs regarding bullying and its effects. This can discourage the students who are bullying and they will also be able to understand the aftereffects of bullying. This will help the school authorities to maintain a good environment in school transportation.

 

Indeed, school bus bullying can cause a devastating effect on students. It can affect a student's mental as well as physical health. Students who are bullied can undergo physical symptoms such as head ache, depression, sleeping deficiency etc.

 

They may also be afraid to go to school, lose interest in school, have trouble in concentrating and become academically poor. Sometimes even suicidal thoughts can come across the minds of bullying victims. Hence school bus bullying is a serious concern in affecting the safety of school transportation. Parents and teachers have a great role to play in creating a bully free environment inside the school bus.

 

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Fascinating Songs For Children While Travelling In School Bus

 

Around 25 million students begin their day with a trip on school bus. The school bus transportation service is managed with utmost care and safety. 

Along with safety, entertainment is also necessary in School Bus transportation service. Introducing fascinating songs in school bus for children to sing along the ride can be interesting.

The songs for children must serve entertainment and education. Setting music can change the whole travel experience.

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Rhymes All the Way

The nursery rhymes include:

  • Action Songs

These songs are accompanied by clapping hands and nodding heads while singing.

  • Counting Rhymes

These rhyme do not require any material, they are accompanied by hand gestures not words.

  • Lullabies

These are used to pass culture or tradition. These are also often used to develop communication skills and regulation of behaviour.

  • Riddles

A riddle is a statement or question or phrase having a double or veiled meaning which can be put forth as a question to be solved.

Check out some fascinating songs for children:

  1. Pop! Goes the Weasel

Up and down the City Road

In and out the Eagle

That’s the way money goes

Pop! Goes the weasel.

Every night when I get home

The monkey’s on the table,

Take a stick and knock it off,

Pop! goes the weasel.[1]

     Up and down the city road,

     In and out the Eagle.

    That’s the way the money goes,

    Pop! goes the weasel.

  1. Pat-a-Cake

It is the oldest rhyme and is quite popular

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man,

Bake me a cake as fast you can,

Pat it and prick it and mark it with B,

And bake it in the oven for baby and me.

      Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man.

      Bake me a cake as fast as you can;

      Roll it up, roll it up;

      And throw it in a pan!

      Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man.

  1. ABC song

It is a fun alphabet song. It illustrates each letters with objects which makes it easier for children to learn alphabets. Some of the lines are:

A is for apple,

B is for ball,

C is for cat,

D is for dog,

E is for elephant,

    F is for fish,

   G is for gorilla,

   H is for hat,

   I is for igloo,

   J is for juice,

K is for kangaroo,

L is for lion,

M is for monkey,

N is for no,

O is for octopus,

    P is for pig.

   Q is for question,

   R is for ring,

   S is for sun,

  T is for train.

U is for umbrella,

V is for van,

 W is for watch,

 X is for box x x box.

Y is for yellow y

Z is for zoo.

  1. Ding Dong Bell

It is a traditional nursery rhyme and is very popular. Some of the lines are as follows:

Ding, dong, bell,

Pussy’s in the well,

Who put her in?

Little Johnny Thin.

       Who pulled her out?

      Little Tommy Stout.

      What a naughty boy was that,

      To try to drown poor pussy cat,

      Who never did him any harm,

     But killed all the mice in the farmer's barn.[1]

  1. Pussycat, Pussycat

It is an English rhyme about a pussycat going all the way up to London to visit the Queen.

Pussycat, pussycat

Where have you been?

I’ve been up to London

To visit the Queen.

Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you there?

I frightened a little mouse, under her chair.[1]

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  1. Baa Baa Black  Sheep

It is one of the most popular nursery rhymes of all time and it can be used as lullaby.

Baa, baa, black sheep

Have you any wool?

Yes sir, yes sir

Three  bags full.

One for the master,

And one for the dame,

And one for the little boy

Who lives down the lane

  1. Johny, Johny

It is a nursery rhyme about parenting.

Johny, Johny!

Yes, Papa

Eating sugar?

No Papa

Telling lies?

No Papa

Open your mouth

Ha! Ha! Ha!

  1.   Cobbler, Cobbler

It is a nursery rhyme about a pair of old shoes that a cobbler is about to fix.

Cobbler, cobbler, mend my shoe

Get it done by half past two.

Half past two is much too late!

Get it done by half past eight.

Stitch it up, and stitch it down,

And I'll give you half a crown

The Best Is Better Than the Rest

All these rhymes can be fascinating for children as it involves entertainment and enjoyment. Transform your school transport experience with these songs.

No need to worry about the safety of children while on bus, as School bus monitoring system ensures the safety of children. All we can do is to contribute entertaining environment inside the bus. 

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