What kind of community do we want for our children?
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We all want to provide our children with a safe, inclusive, supportive and healthy environment in which to learn and grow.
Our schools cannot combat bullying alone - it takes a group of concerned community members working in partnership with the schools and law enforcement to make change happen.
So let's start talking about bullying. With our neighbors. With our friends and family. With fellow parents at PTA meetings. And with each other.
OUR MISSION: to create a community where bullying, violence and harassment is unacceptable.
Our community can shape its own future – will you join us in our efforts?
Bullying damages the physical, social, and emotional well-being of its victims. It also hurts the children who bully, as well as those who watch it happen. In fact, bullying creates a climate of fear, callousness, and disrespect for everyone involved.
Bullying IS learned, harmful, and controllable
Bullying SPREADS if supported or left unchecked
Bullying INVOLVES everyone—bullies, victims, and bystanders
Bullying CAN BE STOPPED when victims and bystanders learn and apply new ways to stand up against bullying
A culture of SILENCE often surrounds bullying.
Many children who are bullied NEVER TELL anyone.
Watch the results of a six-month long pilot study that provides new insight about why kids bully each other and how parents and educators can more effectively stop the problem.
Everyone has an obligation to prevent bullying.
What our schools are doing to prevent bullying:
Catawba County Schools have partnered with Rachel’s Challenge to provide all 28 schools an aligned framework for addressing bullying and creating a positive environment for ALL students throughout the district. Check out their website for dates of the community events to introduce Rachel's Challenge.
The Stand UP! Speak OUT! Bullying Prevention Symposium was funded by grants from:
North Carolina Community Foundation
Hickory Community Relations Council
and the following sponsors: