November 23, 2017

Anti-Bullying and Harassment Lessons:


October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Ms. Powers taught our students the differences between harassment and bullying and how to report it if one has experienced it or observed it. Additionally, the consequences of when one is found to have bullied or harassed was explained. Please reference our school handbook to read these differences yourself. While these differences were taught during the assembly, it is important for you to know that we at WRS teach about anti-bullying ALL year long!  On any given day you will hear staff members teaching students about being responsible and respectful and you will hear students talking to each other about this.

We at WRS are deeply committed to making sure that our students know and understand that bullying and/or harassment will not be tolerated.  Moreover, we are committed to ensuring that our students feel safe, accepted and respected in our school. Our three expected actions:  be responsible, be respectful and be safe are truly part of the culture here.

A few websites to explore:

www.stopbullying.gov
Includes information on cyberbullying, prevention, risk factors and warning signs. Susan Flanagan and Ms. Powers are the bullying/harassment investigators.

www.commonsensemedia.org
Common Sense Media is an excellent resource for educators and families. It includes information/research on screen time, preventing cyber bullying, monitoring your child’s use of devices, etc…