Creating Responsive Communities for the Prevention of Peer Victimization
During the Swearing-In Ceremony, community leaders read a special WITS story called Walrus's Gift or Le cadeau du morse. Typically, the story is read after the community leaders introduce themselves to the students and explain what the WITS acronym stands for. The story helps to provide an example of how WITS strategies can be used to deal with teasing and peer victimization.
Sometimes help can come from unexpected places. In this illustrated story, a kind-hearted young walrus befriends a lonely human child and teaches him some important lessons about seeking help and finding strength within. The story emphasizes the importance of a community working together to brainstorm ideas and work out solutions to social challenges. Click here to view questions you may ask students about this book after the reading the story. The story is available in both English and French.