October Bullying Prevention Month and Red Ribbon Week
October is Bullying Prevention Month and Selma City Schools wants to empower our school community to deal effectively with the problems of bullying. As a school community, we want to help establish a supportive and safe school climate where all students are accepted and know how to respond when bullying happens. Whether it is verbal, physical, cyberbullying, or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well into adulthood. By making small, simple changes, we can break this cycle and create a safe environment for everyone. Because together, we can challenge bullying. Change starts with a conversation. It starts with checking in. It starts with working together. Let’s create a world without bullying through kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.
#SCS One Team Against Bullying #bekind
Week of October 4th: Challenge Others to be Kind
Make kindness go viral with an act of kindness and challenge friends and classmates to pay it forward with their acts of kindness. Make a video of everyone Unity Day
WEAR and SHARE ORANGE to come together in one giant message uniting our nation for kindness, acceptance and inclusion, and even the world, to visibly show that we believe no child should ever experience bullying. Display kindness posters in schools.
Week of October 11th: STAND UP for Others- Affirmations: I AM Campaign
Create positive messages and share them this week with your classmates and friends. It's time to see everyone's differences and celebrate their similarities. If you see someone being bullied, be brave and STAND UP for them. Bullies have been known to back off when others stand up for victims. If you don't feel safe get the help of an adult immediately. Be part of the solution -- not the problem! This includes cyberbullying! Schools will complete “I Am Campaign”, and schools will select students to share their I am statements for district video.
Week of October 18th : Week of Inclusion-
“ Here for You” At one point or another each of us has felt insecure, or stressed out, or alone. It is important to remind our friends and classmates that we are all in it together, and we are there to listen and support each other. Use the hashtag #HereForYou on social media to let your classmates know that they have your support and a person to reach out to if they ever need to talk.
Week of October 25th: Let’s Talk!
Scholars, start a conversation amongst your peers. Teachers hold a discussion in your classroom where you allow students to openly speak and discuss their experiences with bullying and cyberbullying, and how these experiences have affected them. Students will share how they dealt with these moments.
Red Ribbon Week – October 23-31
National Theme: “Drug Free Look Like Me”
Schools will complete campaign and activities for drug prevention week. https://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.gov/get-involved/red-ribbon-week