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Clark Shaw Magnet School Bullying Prevention Program
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Clark Shaw Magnet School Bullying Prevention Program

Bullying has become a serious problem for school aged children. Experts believe that bullying can have long term consequences and is destructive to the emotional and physical wellbeing of a child. It is important that both schools and parents talk openly with students about bullying.

Ms. Woods and Ms. Duke, Clark Shaw school counselors, will spend the month of January teaching classroom lessons on bullying. Counselors will teach the definition of bullying and then discuss appropriate steps students should take if they are ever bullied. Students will also learn about the role of the bystander in bullying situations and how to help resolve situations involving bullying. Lessons will include other topics such as decision making, impulse control, personal safety and anger management.

Clark Shaw is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive school environment for all students. We ask that you take the time to talk to your student each day. Ask questions and show an interest in your child’s school work, emotions/feelings and thoughts.

Finally – here is an easy flowchart to help you and your student better understand the definition of bullying:

Is it bullying?

When someone says or does something unintentionally hurtful and they do it once, that is RUDE.

When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they do it once, that is MEAN.

When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they keep doing it, even when you tell them to stop or show them that you are upset – that is BULLYING.

If you have questions or concerns, contact Mrs. Duke at sduke@mcpss.com or Mrs. Woods at twoods1@mcpss.com.

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