October is National Bullying Prevention Month and parents, students, school staff and community members all play a critical role in identification and prevention. A team effort between administration and community helps us maintain positive learning environments and safe and secure schools for our kids. The ongoing changes in technology have dramatically reshaped the access students have to one another as well as the communication that is shared between them. The more prepared we are, the better we can understand these changes, monitor for warning signs and engage and talk with our kids. There are many resources available to parents and staff to better understand and learn about today’s bullying. Although October is almost over, our work as a community to stop bullying is not.
Here are some helpful resources for you to review and discuss with your child(ren):
- Always partner with your school administration if you have any concerns about your child being bullied, or concerns if you observed any warning signs.
- What kids can do
- What teens can do
- Tools for parents
- Tools for parents (part 2)
- What can educators do
- Digital awareness for parents
- District Bullying Policy – 514
- Additional resources
Did you know?
Safety and security is a key focus area of the Lakeville Area Schools’ newly adopted Strategic Plan. We are committed to providing a safe, positive and healthy environment for our students and staff. Through effective planning, training and communication we are enhancing response protocols to maintain a secure, nurturing and welcoming schools and facilities. To help lead this important work, Lakeville Area Schools hired Damien Nelson to lead health, safety and security management district-wide. Mr. Nelson joined us from South Washington County Schools where he was the health, safety and security manager, and brings over 20 years of security management experience to the Lakeville Area community.