October is National Bullying Prevention Month
SPPS Working Together to Combat and Prevent Bullying in Schools Across District
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 district-wide. Individual schools also embrace their own efforts to combat bullying directly.
Since last month, for example, nearly 3,000 SPPS staff have completed training on bullying prevention. 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 are a few examples of Randolph Heights work to address bullying:
- Our School Counselor, Lauren Smith, teaches anti-bullying lessons in all classrooms, utilizing Second Step’s Bullying Prevention Unit
- Participation in “Viktor’s Quest to S.T.O.P. Bullying” assembly, with the Minnesota Vikings.
- We have an active Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports Committee (PBIS) that has implemented school-wide supports.
Links and Resources:
- Form 415: Reporting Discrimination, Harassment, Violence, Bullying and Other Offensive Behavior
- Link: SPPS Contacts for Bully Prevention
- National Safe Schools week
- National Unity Day
- Second Step Bullying Prevention which is taught in all SPPS elementary schools.
- Be An Ally--6 Simple Ways
- Bullying Resources for Kids and Teens
- Talk to your School Counselor about additional resources
- A Parent Guide to Bullying from Scholastic Books
- Books about Bullying for Grades 6-12
- Parent, Family, and Caregiver Resources from the Anti-Defamation League including books and prevention and intervention tips