Jack LattaStaff Writer
October 4, 2012
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Floyd County Schools announced this week its efforts to raise awareness.
Superintendent Henry Webb says the idea behind National Bullying Prevention Month is to raise awareness with regard to the impact of bullying. “We encourage our KIDS, our staff, our families and our community members to become more educated and help prevent bullying in all settings for our KIDS.”
The Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) has an online pledge “BULLYING: Be a Part of the Cure” that anyone can take in support of a safe environment for kids.
“It is a simple pledge but it represents the way we expect everyone in our district and in our community to be treated,” said Webb. “Anything less is not acceptable.”
Webb hopes the whole community will step up and take the pledge.
The online pledge can be found at https://www.kycss.org/bullycure/index.php.
According to PACER, a parent trainging and information center, National Bullying Prevention Month is a time for communities to come together across the nation to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education.
PACER’s campaign began in 2006 with a one-week event which has now evolved into a month-long effort encouraging everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement.