stop bullyingFRANKFORT, Ky. (10/5/13) – This year Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for October 20-26, 2013. Kentucky Center for School Safety encourages every school across Kentucky to participate. Since last December’s tragic events, Kentucky along with the rest of America, has reexamined, reevaluated and prioritized their school safety concerns and needs.

The Kentucky Safe Schools Week theme this year addresses the cruelty of bullying, the fear of violence and the self-destruction of high-risk behavior on our campuses through education. During the week students, staff, parents and community members will be encouraged to join in and be part of the school’s safety team to stop a multitude of safety issues. This week’s positive focus will be on “Safety,” “Teamwork,” “Opportunities” and “Power." All stakeholders will be encouraged to get involved and S.T.O.P.!! Bullying, Violence and Risky Behavior in our Schools which supports a safe and respectful climate where all can succeed.

During this weeklong observance, a concerted effort will be used to bring together all Kentuckians to improve safety in our schools by educating students, staff and community members about school safety issues such as bullying, cyber-bullying, conflict, gangs, substance abuse, internet safety and self-harm. The phrase “Join the team” encourages student groups to find opportunities to use their power to make schools a neighborhood “sanctuary” for academic, athletic and social purposes. Teachers will have a variety of resources available for them to use during this week, including; an online S.T.O.P.! Pledge, along with PowerPoint presentations, lessons, interactive websites and much more. Resources will also be available for school administrators, parents and community members HERE.

THE ONLINE S.T.O.P.! PLEDGE

I pledge to:

Keep my school Safe by treating others as I want to be treated

Join others in my school and use Teamwork to prevent bullying, cyber-bullying and other risky behaviors

Take the Opportunity to think before I act and help others when I see the need

Use my Power to act respectfully and help keep my school safe for all

The Kentucky “S.T.O.P.!” Bullying, Violence, and Risky Behaviors in our Schools” campaign is sponsored by the Kentucky Center for School Safety. This observance complements the national campaign. America’s Safe Schools Week is sponsored by the National School Safety Center.

“The education of our students and staff on topics as fundamental as bullying, violence and risky behavior in our schools is a key element in the development of our schools’ comprehensive emergency management plans. Please join with schools across the Commonwealth during October 20-26th and celebrate Kentucky Safe Schools Week in your school and community, fostering a safer school climate for all,” said Jon Akers, Executive Director, KCSS.

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