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National Bullying Prevention Month: Working to Combat and Prevent Bullying in Schools

Posted by Saint Paul Public Schools on October 7, 2019

Bullying prevention posters

Saint Paul Public Schools does not tolerate bullying.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, part of a nationwide campaign founded in 2006 by PACER and the National Bullying Prevention Center. The annual campaign is designed to raise awareness about bullying and steps everyone can take to prevent it.

With more than 37,000 students, SPPS employs many resources to address bullying districtwide. At the beginning of the school year, for example, all licensed SPPS staff completed training on bullying prevention as part of their required opening week professional development. Second Step Bullying Prevention is taught in all SPPS elementary schools. And Bullying Prevention Lessons are taught in all district middle schools. Each school strives to create a positive culture and a welcoming environment that leaves no room for bullying.

As SPPS and the nation recognize National Bullying Prevention Month, here’s a list of resources for students, families and staff:

Individual schools embrace their own efforts to combat bullying directly. Contact the Office of School Support for more information on district-wide efforts.