"I can’t control your behavior; nor do I want that burden… but I will not apologize for refusing to be disrespected, to be lied to, or to be mistreated. I have standards; step up or step out." - Steve Maraboli WELL SAID.
Before you speak. This would be a great poster to hang in the classroom at the beginning of the school year. It might help to discourage constant tattling. Should be in EVERY classroom and taught not assumed!