National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

District Promotes Safe School Culture for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
Posted on 09/30/2021
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Throughout the year, resources are devoted to ensuring that all schools create safe, positive environments in which students are able to learn effectively. A particular focus is placed on such efforts during October for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.

The School District of Palm Beach County has
specific policies in place to prevent bullying behaviors like aggression, cyberbullying, discrimination, harassment, hazing, teen dating abuse, and violence.

As part of its Anti-Bullying and Awareness Campaign, the Department of Safe Schools has added Bullying Lesson Plans for each grade level, along with resources to assist schools with efforts to improve school climate and promote a positive dialogue between students, teachers, and administrators to prevent bullying.

In this current age of technology, cyberbullying is a unique concern brought on by the widespread use of social media and the internet, particularly among young people. There are several resources available to help parents support their kids and protect them from cyberbullying.

Additionally, the District Bullying Hotline at 561-434-8200 is available for students to call and anonymously report that someone they know is a target of bullying, abuse, mistreatment, harassment, threat or intimidation.

Schools are encouraged to participate in events throughout the month in support of the Anti-Bullying Campaign:

• October 4-8 – Make Friends with Someone You Don't Know at School Week

• October 11-15 – Stand Up for Others Week

• October 18-22 – Don't Let Anyone Eat Alone Week

• October 25-29 – Change the Culture at Your School Week, conversations amongst your peers.

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