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Kentucky Safe Schools Week 2018

The Kentucky Center for School Safety announces Kentucky Safe Schools Week, is set for October 21–27, 2018.

This year's theme is “BE INCREDIBLE, Reveal Your SUPERhero!”

Being incredible is being the best you can possibly be. Every student has incredible super skills and talents that make them unique and strong. We need our students to ban together with school staff and the community to create a “family-like” culture at school. Incredible super powers can be used fighting against bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, conflict, hate and violence while spreading empathy, compassion and respect.  As quoted from the Disney “Incredibles 2” movie “It’s time to make some wrong things right, help us bring Supers back into the sunlight!”

This year’s campaign highlights the word SUPER and the qualities necessary to bring "Supers" into the sunlight!
S-Strong, U-Understanding, P-Powerful, E-Encouraging and R-Respectful!

Join our Kentucky Safe Schools Week Campaign and Be lncredible! 

Be Incredible SUPERhero... Pledge Against Bullying Pledge Map



KCSS thanks all who are participating in the online Be Incredible SUPERhero... Pledge Against Bullying across Kentucky:

Click Here to Take the Be Incredible SUPERhero... Pledge Against Bullying
Click Here to Check Your County's Statistics

School Safety on KET

>1,000 Pledges: Russell County, Floyd County, McCreary County, McCracken County/ Paducah Independent, Calloway County/ Murray Independent, Warren County/ Bowling Green Independent, Kenton County/ Beechwood Independent/ Covington Independent/ Erlanger-Elsmere Independent/ Ludlow Independent, Christian County, Marshall County, Hardin County/ West Point Independent/ Elizabethtown Independent, Henderson County, Graves County/ Mayfield Independent, Grayson County, Fayette County, Wayne County, Bullitt County, Johnson County/ Paintsville Independent, Hopkins County/ Dawson Springs Independent, Pike County/ Pikeville Independent, Whitley County/ Corbin Independent/ Williamsburg Independent, Estill County, Knott County, Pendleton County, LaRue County, Gallatin County, Bourbon County/ Paris Independent, Pulaski County/ Science Hill Independent/ Somerset Independent, Barren County/ Glasgow Independent/ Caverna Independent, Carroll County, Clinton County, Ohio County, Woodford County, Boyd County/ Fairview Independent/ Ashland Independent, Lincoln County, Perry County/ Hazard Independent, Greenup County/ Raceland-Worthington Independent/ Russell Independent

Educators, Students & Parents, and Community

      Resources to include in your lessons or planning for creating a safer environment in your school.
Handouts, PowerPoints and Videos Lessons, Websites and Other Resources School Administrator Resources

 
Resources for educators include: teacher resources, handouts, PowerPoints and videos, and administrator resources

Other resources:

Safe Schools Week – National School Safety Center  -  NSSC includes a list of ideas and activities that may appropriately be introduced during America's Safe Schools Week (Oct. 21-27, 2018). Some of these suggestions may already be part of district or school site programs. Many of these ideas may be initiated and carried out by school-site principals or parents' groups working with local school administrators or by school district public relations directors, working cooperatively with school superintendents and other district administrators.

America's Safe Schools Week - SAVE Promise Clubs -  America’s Safe Schools Week offers an opportunity to address... and to take steps to ensure that schools offer students and teachers an environment in which they can perform to the best of their abilities. Suggested ideas are included on this site.
 
KY Safe Schools Week Lessons & Web Ideas KY Safe Schools Week Lessons & Web Ideas - Includes resources from: National Bullying Prevention Center, Be Internet Awesome, Common Sense Education - Lessons on “bullying”, KidsHealth in the Classroom, Stop Bullying Now, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, ReadWriteThink and NEA

Below are quick links to accompany the KY Safe Schools Week Lessons & Web Ideas

Digital Literacy and Citizenship CurriculumDigital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum - This FREE, pioneering curriculum is designed to empower students to think critically and make informed choices about how they create, communicate, and treat others in our ever-evolving, 24/7 digital world. (commonsensemedia)

Stop Bullying NowBullying Lesson Plans - For many years, bullying was seen as a necessary evil -- an unpleasant, but unavoidable, rite of childhood. Ignore it, we thought, and eventually it will go away. The problem hasn't gone away, though, and educators can no longer afford to ignore it. Education World offers ten activities for teaching kids about empathy, anger management, and effective conflict resolution. Lessons include: Kids Bullying Kids, Coloring a Peaceful World, The Average Kid, Planet X, Reacting to Conflict, The Anger Suit, Bullying and Diversity Lesson: What's Your Name?, The Talking Stick, Bullying Reality Quiz

Stopbullying.gov - This federal government website is managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. It includes information on bullying, cyberbullying, prevention of both, and many other useful resources.


Pacer's Site 4 TeensPACER's Site 4 Teens - PACER'S National Center for Bully Prevention  This site for middle and high school students includes interactive sections on defining bullying, feelings about bullying, how to respond to bullying and scenarios/ testimonials from students who have been bullied. Search the website by clicking on the headings across the top of page, “Identify”, “Respond”, “Listen” etc., to access useful and up-to-date information about how to approach and prevent bullying.

Pacer's Kids Against BullyingKids Against Bullying Site - PACER'S National Center for Bully Prevention This site has many creative resources to educate elementary students about bullying. It includes an animated cast of characters, information, celebrity videos, Webisodes, interactive games, animation, contests, and other activities.–- Introduction to the Dynamics of Bullying - Lesson Plan
--How Can You Help - Bullying doesn’t affect just those who are bullied and those who bully, it has a huge impact on those who see the behavior! Learn more about how you can get involved and be a positive influence on others.

Thinkfinity- High Interest Novel for Struggling Readers - 6-90 minute sessions for 9-12 graders. In many of today’s schools, bullying and violence are prevalent. After completing this lesson, students will have a more in-depth understanding of these problems. Using a realistic, high- interest novel (The Bully by Paul Langan) and interactive reading strategies, students discuss many issues that surround bullying and consider what they themselves can do to prevent bullying.


Lesson Plans - NetSmartzLesson Plans - NetSmartz - All NetSmartz lesson plans can be tailored to meet multiple Common Core and ISTE ... NetSmartzKids.org while learning about the four rules of Internet safety. … 


Spookley the Square PumpkinYouTube Animated Story of Spookley - Elementary Lesson Plan
Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Pacer is a square pumpkin who lives in a round pumpkin patch world. In The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, a perennial fall favorite children’s story, Spookley helps you understand that the things that make you different are what make you special. There is a teacher toolkit  (pre-school, K-3) to accompany The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

A Frill a MinuteA Frill a Minute - In this Dinosaur Train episode, the Pteranodon kids and Tank Triceratops play games at Big Pond, where they discuss the purpose of Tank's frill, and outsmart a bully. They learn that Tank's frill is a defense mechanism which makes the Triceratops look threatening to potential predators. (Stream Only)

Helping DrewHelping Drew -
In this episode of NJEA’s Classroom Close-up, pre-K and kindergarten students at Teaneck‘s Bryant Elementary School get an early anti-bullying lesson from a teacher-produced puppet show called "Helping Drew". Elementary school educator, Alex Ishkanian, combines his passion for the performing arts and his education background to create engaging, dramatic programs for elementary-school-aged students. (Stream, Download and Share)

Bullying Book Discussion GuideCounselors & Media Specialists Bullying Book Discussion Guide - (Random House Inc) Includes Connections to Common Core State Standards @ RHTeachersLibrarians.com. School Counselor, Laura Barbour has taught and counseled children from preschool through high school and presently works as an elementary professional school counselor at Stafford Primary School in West Linn, Oregon.

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program If your schools are looking for a research-based school-wide bullying prevention program the Kentucky Department of Education is offering to train your school in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. The Kentucky Department of Education chose Olweus because it is the oldest and most renowned bullying prevention program out there, and appears to be one of the best, as it is evidence-based and research-based.  More than just a quick “fix-it” program, Olweus focuses on schoolwide, classroom, individual, community, and parent components to provide a true framework approach to preventing bullying. Sherri Clusky and Victoria Fields are the leads for this program at KDE and for the state of Kentucky.

KDE leads for this initiative: Sherry Clusky, sherri.clusky@education.ky.gov  Victoria Fields, victoria.fields@education.ky.gov   phone (502) 564-4772, ext. 4015

Operation RespectFREE RESOURCE: Operation Respect - Operation Respect is a non-profit organization working to assure each child and youth a respectful, safe and compassionate climate of learning where their academic, social and emotional development can flourish. Founded by Peter Yarrow of the folk group Peter, Paul & Mary, the organization disseminates educational resources that are designed to establish a climate that reduces the emotional and physical cruelty some children inflict up on each other by behaviours such as ridicule, bullying and-in extreme cases-violence.

Safe Schools For Kids Video Safe Schools For Kids Video - Kentucky State Police - KSP has unveiled its new Safe Schools Program for younger kids! In an effort to teach kids about school safety, and not scare them, they are providing this video for schools to use as a recourse for their kids. They welcome any school or organization to utilize this video as a tool in their classroom. Feel free to use the streaming link from YouTube, or download the file here.

KCSS Bullying Website PageKCSS Bullying Website Page - This page includes:  resources, handouts, PowerPoints, videos, and more. Also, there are two new web pages with resources:  Empathy and School Violence Prevention

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KCSS Bullying Handouts Myths of Bullying Handout - (KCSS 2-Sided Flyer) - Topics on this handout include: “Shattering the Myths of Bullying”, “You Can Help”, “Who’s the Bully… Not My Child!”, and “Why don’t kids ask for help?"
What is Bullying? Handout - (KCSS 2-Sided Flyer) - Topics on this handout include: “Characteristics of those who bully”, “Alarming Stats”, “Characteristics of Victims”, and “Long-Term Effects of Bullying”
Student Bullying Handout - (KCSS 2-Sided Flyer) - Topics on this handout include: “What is Bullying?”, Are you bullying others?”, “Students: What’s with those who bully?”, “Tell it or Spell it”, “Watch Out Online!”, and “Students: What you can do”
Parents’ Bullying Handout - (KCSS 2-Sided Flyer) - Topics on this handout include: “What is Bullying?”, “Have they been guilty of bullying someone else?”, “Parents: How to talk about bullying”, “What’s up with all the bullying behavior?”, “5 Tips for parents to prevent bullying”, and “Parents: Watch OUT online!”
Bullying: Suggestions For Educators - (KCSS) Educate the school staff and students on the real definition of bullying. Be consistent when enforcing policies and codes of conduct (after these have been revised and work for your school). Use an existing committee or form a school climate or safety committee to review data and ask guided questions about bullying in your school. Use surveys and the data from these surveys. These and many other suggestions are available on this handout.
KCSS Bullying Handouts Conflict vs. Bullying and Telling vs. Tattling - (KCSS) When talking with your students use these handouts. Everyone needs to know the difference in conflict and bullying, and telling and tattling. Review these in classrooms and place on the wall to refer to every now and then.
Bullying Prevention Checklist - (KCSS) Jon Akers, Executive Director of KCSS, offers suggestions for principals to consider when establishing bullying/harassment standards within their respective schools. This is not an all-inclusive list…but it is a good start for principals to reflect and act accordingly.
KCSS Mean Girl Bullying Handout - Parent Tips Suggestions include: Involve girls in activities outside of school so they are exposed to different types of people, and, encourage relationships with adults and other children who appreciate them for who they are.
From PACER - Talk to Your Child About Bullying
Parents can prepare themselves to talk with their children by considering how they are going to handle their child’s questions and emotions. They can also decide what information they would like to give their child about bullying
English Handout
Spanish Handout
Social Media/Internet Safety - Be aware when using social media accounts, even disappearing content sites, that IP addresses are being logged by the site. If one uploads threatening material, risky pictures or cyberbullying the IP address can be used to locate the offender. Nothing disappears on the Internet and think before you click.
“Kindness Counts” bookmarks - Everyday, let's enjoy reading and show kindness, helping make our schools a great place to learn and grow.

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Safe Schools Week PowerPoint PresentationSafe Schools Week 2018 PowerPoint Presentation - Use this PowerPoint as an overview for KY Safe Schools Week.
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Bullying PowerPoint PresentationBullying PowerPoint Presentation - Bullying: This powerpoint explains what bullying is and how to deal with situations if you feel like a victim.
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Cyberbullying PowerPoint PresentationCyberBullying PowerPoint Presentation - CyberBullying: This downloadable powerpoint is a brief overview of cyber bullying and includes a definition, statistics and communication.
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Sexting PowerPoint PresentationSexting PowerPoint Presentation - Cell Phones and Sexting: This powerpoint is an overview of sexting which includes a definition, the consequences and the ramifications if caught with sexting photos.
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Suicide Prevention PowerPoint PresentationSuicide Prevention PowerPoint Presentation - Suicide Prevention: Roll of a Teen. This downloadable powerpoint is a brief overview of suicide prevention which includes facts, risks and roles.
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Mean Girls, Beware the Pack is Back!!!Mean Girls, Beware the Pack is Back!!! - As school begins we need to be aware that "The Pack is Back." Mean girls will be in your halls in full force. In this presentation we will identify "The Mean Girl Pack" and do soul searching to identify who we are and how to become a better person a "Super Hero." Mean girls use relational aggression which is a kind of social torment (bullying) that often exists without parents and teachers even noticing. 

Bullying 101 Powerpoint from Bullying SymposiumBullying 101 Powerpoint from Bullying Symposium - Understanding the Who, When and Why of Bullying, and What we Can do to Stop it. Bullying has long been excused as “part of growing up,” but research increasingly indicates that it is a pervasive problem with severe impacts on student academic performance. Former Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education Kevin Jennings, explains the phenomenon of bullying and outline steps both institutions and individuals can take to reduce the incidence of bullying in their schools.


Wheel of BullyingWheel of Bullying - This interactive question and answer Powerpoint covering bullying prevention has a "Wheel of Fortune" format. As the game is played students are quizzed on types of bullying and cyber-bullying activities. This Powerpoint is good for upper-elementary to high school students.

Billy Bully Lesson Billy Bully Lesson - (By Ana Galan) Check out your library for a copy of this school-yard counting book. It describes the good and bad behaviors in class. While reading the book aloud to your preschool through second grade students, use Powerpoint of visual aids to reinforce good behavior, counting and sequence. Click here for Powerpoint


Bullying Prevention Powerpoint: Project RespectBullying Prevention Powerpoint: Project Respect - Thousands of students stay home every day because they fear harassment or bullying at school. More than one-third of Kentucky high school students say that they have been bullied. Learn how to combat bullying and create a safer learning environment with a positive message the whole school can rally around: RESPECT!

Bullying Prevention PowerpointBullying Prevention Powerpoint - To be used with school administrators when dealing with bullying problems in their schools. It can accompany the Bully Prevention Checklist below by Jon Akers, executive director of the Ky Center for School Safety. Bullying Prevention Checklist


The Foundation for a Better LifeThe Foundation for a Better Life
creates public service campaigns to communicate positive values. “Locker - In this motivational commercial a boy is accosted by bullies at school, but pleasantly surprised when he is helped by another student. This models a positive example of reaching out to someone else in need. “Cafeteria” – Girls are sometimes more verbally aggressive and this commercial shows how a new student is mistreated, just because she is new. On a positive note, she is rescued by a student doing the right thing by making a choice to treat her with respect.

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S.T.O.P.! TiplineSafety Tipline, Online Prevention - (KCSS) S.T.O.P.! Tipline is an "online" reporting/prevention tool. If students, parents or community members know of an unsafe situation in school (bullying, weapons, drugs or alcohol, etc.), they can anonymously pass on that information to school personnel by using this basic email format. Approximately 60 school districts have partnered with KCSS and are providing this prevention tool to their school community. It is free of charge to schools in Kentucky.

Bullying Prevention Checklist: - Jon Akers, Executive Director of KCSS, offer suggestions for principals to consider when establishing bullying/harassment standards within their respective schools.  This is not an all-inclusive list…but it is a good start for principals to reflect and act accordingly.

Bullying in Schools (No.12) Bullying in Schools (No. 12) - Perhaps more than any other school safety problem, bullying affects students’ sense of security. The most effective ways to prevent or lessen bullying require school administrators’ commitment and intensive effort; police interested in increasing school safety can use their influence to encourage schools to address the problem. This guide provides police with information about bullying in schools, its extent and its causes, and enables police to steer schools away from common remedies that have proven ineffective elsewhere, and to develop ones. (Department of Justice – COPS)

Community Action Plan Materials Community Action Plan Materials - The Bullying Prevention Materials are research-based resources that can help you lead bullying prevention efforts in your communities. Bullying can be prevented, especially when the power of a community is brought together. Community-wide strategies can help identify and support children who are bullied, redirect the behavior of children who bully, and change the attitudes of adults and youth who tolerate bullying behaviors in peer groups, schools, and communities.

Free Hotline: What You Can Do to Help End BullyingFREE Hotline: What You Can Do to Help End Bullying - (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) While bullying doesn’t cause suicide, a stressful environment and persistent, emotional victimization can increase a person’s risk of suicide. Together, we can create awareness about the dangers of bullying and give emotional support to those who may be contemplating suicide. If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

OnGuardOnline.govOnGuardOnline.gov - (The Federal Trade Commission) OnGuardOnline.gov is a partner in the Stop.Think.Connect. campaign, led by the Department of Homeland Security, and part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It has many free downloads and videos available for schools and communities.

SAMHSA From SAMHSA - Get Know Bullying, the free app from SAMHSA that can prevent bullying. Research shows that parents and caregivers who spend at least 15 minutes a day talking with their child can build the foundation for a strong relationship and help prevent bullying.

Bullying Surveys Bullying Surveys
Here are a few survey samples
Incident Reporting Forms Incident Reporting Forms
Incident Report forms are here for planning purposes from various resources and other states.

Kentucky Bullying Law
Kentucky Bullying Law and Guidance, Sample PoliciesKentucky House Bill 91 "Bullying Bill" AN ACT relating to the safety, learning, and well-being of students. Amend KRS 158.440 to identify the Golden Rule as the model for improving attitude and the rule for conduct for all public school students; require school districts to have plans, policies, and procedures dealing with measures for assisting students who are engaging in disruptive and disorderly behavior... Text
HB 91 - The "Golden Rule" Bill
KRS 525.080 - Harassing Communications
KRS 525.070 - Harassment

OnGuardOnline.gov State Educational Agency Model Anti-Bullying Policies… Kentucky’s anti-bullying legislation (KRS 158.156) was codified in 2008 after the passage of House Bill 91. This legislation requires the Kentucky Department of Education to provide guidance to local school districts to assist with the implementation of the law at the local level. Additionally, the legislation requires that “model policies” (bullying, code of conduct, and supervision of students) be provided to school districts. 

Map of State Bullying Policies and Laws Map of State Bullying Policies & Laws
State and local lawmakers have taken action to prevent bullying and protect children. Through laws (in their state education codes and elsewhere) and model policies (that provide guidance to districts and schools), each state addresses bullying differently. Each state refers to bullying in its laws and what they require on part of schools and districts. By clicking the link above you can access a map with each state’s information. (stopbullying.gov) 

Kentucky Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies  – stopbullying.gov – lists key components in Kentucky anti-bullying laws and policies.

US Education Department Releases Analysis of State Bullying Laws US Education Department Releases Analysis of State Bullying Laws ...
 - The U.S. Department of Education released … Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies, a new report summarizing current approaches in the 46 states with anti-bullying laws and the 41 states that have created anti-bullying policies as models for schools.

National Center for Education Statistics Reports from the National Center for Education Statistics, in the Institute of Education Sciences, use data collected in the School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey. Three Data Points look at trends in reports of bullying, use of hate-related words, etc. in the nation's schools.  (1) Trends in Bullying at School Among Students Ages 12 to 18  (2) Trends in Hate-Related Words at School Among Students Ages 12 to 18  (3)  Reports of Bullying and Other Unfavorable Conditions at School 

CKET Health Three60 Video Program: When Children Are Cruel KET Health Three60 Video Program: "When Children Are Cruel - Bullying has become a serious concern in school districts across the state and in the nation. Host Renee Shaw and guests explore the impact of bullying on students today, the role of bystander intervention, and how schools are implementing anti-bullying programs.

Assess Bullying Assess Bullying – StopBullying.gov - Assessments—such as surveys—can help schools determine the frequency and locations of bullying behavior. They can also gauge the effectiveness of current prevention and intervention efforts. Knowing what’s going on can help school staff select appropriate prevention and response strategies. Assessments involve asking school or community members—including students—about their experiences and thoughts related to bullying. An assessment is planned, purposeful, and uses research tools.

Safe Schools For Kids Video Safe Schools For Kids Video - Kentucky State Police - KSP has unveiled its new Safe Schools Program for younger kids! In an effort to teach kids about school safety, and not scare them, they are providing this video for schools to use as a recourse for their kids. They welcome any school or organization to utilize this video as a tool in their classroom. Feel free to use the streaming link from YouTube, or download the file here.

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Resources for students & parents include: student resources, parent resources

Lesson Plans - NetSmartzLesson Plans - NetSmartz - All NetSmartz lesson plans can be tailored to meet multiple Common Core and ISTE ... NetSmartzKids.org while learning about the four rules of Internet safety. … 


Pacer's Site 4 TeensPACER's Site 4 Teens - PACER'S National Center for Bully Prevention  This site for middle and high school students includes interactive sections on defining bullying, feelings about bullying, how to respond to bullying and scenarios/ testimonials from students who have been bullied. Search the website by clicking on the headings across the top of page, “Identify”, “Respond”, “Listen” etc., to access useful and up-to-date information about how to approach and prevent bullying.

Pacer's Kids Against BullyingKids Against Bullying Site - PACER'S National Center for Bully Prevention This site has many creative resources to educate elementary students about bullying. It includes an animated cast of characters, information, celebrity videos, Webisodes, interactive games, animation, contests, and other activities.

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SAMHSA From SAMHSA - Get to Know Bullying, the free app from SAMHSA that can prevent bullying. Research shows that parents and caregivers who spend at least 15 minutes a day talking with their child can build the foundation for a strong relationship and help prevent bullying.

Common Sense MediaCommon Sense Media addresses top parenting concerns including cyberbullying, cell phone guidelines, character and life skills, etc. Also, the website has independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.

OnGuardOnline.govOnGuardOnline.gov - (The Federal Trade Commission) OnGuardOnline.gov is a partner in the Stop.Think.Connect. campaign, led by the Department of Homeland Security, and part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It has many free downloads and videos available for schools and communities.
Just for You: Parents - Resources to help you talk to your kids about online safety and responsibility.

NEA NEA’s 10 Steps to Stop and Prevent Bullying - Whether you are a parent, an educator, or a concerned friend of the family, there are ten steps you can take to stop and prevent bullying. You can discuss these with your class or have students choose one of the ten and explain it to the class.

Free Hotline: What You Can Do to Help End Bullying FREE Hotline: What You Can Do to Help End Bullying - (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) While bullying doesn’t cause suicide, a stressful environment and persistent, emotional victimization can increase a person’s risk of suicide. Together, we can create awareness about the dangers of bullying and give emotional support to those who may be contemplating suicide. If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Parent Resources The Kentucky Center for School Safety website has a “Parent Resource” page with materials, handouts, etc. from this site and others that might be useful.



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Safe Schools Week ToolsKy Center for School Safety invites every community across the Commonwealth to “BE INCREDIBLE, Reveal Your SUPERhero!”. It will take a personal commitment and here are tools to use during the Ky Safe Schools Week Campaign.  
Community Action Plan Materials Community Action Plan Materials - The Bullying Prevention Materials are research-based resources that can help you lead bullying prevention efforts in your communities. Bullying can be prevented, especially when the power of a community is brought together. Community-wide strategies can help identify and support children who are bullied, redirect the behavior of children who bully, and change the attitudes of adults and youth who tolerate bullying behaviors in peer groups, schools, and communities.

EdutopiaSuccessful Community Efforts to Prevent Bullying – Edutopia - The strongest anti-bullying campaigns include students, faculty, parents—and the larger community as well. Involving the whole community in bullying prevention ensures that not only the students and staff but also the parents and the larger community work toward shared goals of kindness, inclusion, and acceptance. This approach begins with parent education and moves to getting the community involved in the school. Finally, getting the school involved in the community promises a greater possibility for sustained change. This article suggests ideas for parent and community involvement in anti-bullying activities.

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