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October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness month and District 300 invites the entire community to raise bullying prevention awareness by wearing a blue shirt on Monday, October 3rd.
 

October 3rd is “Blue Shirt Day” World Day of Bullying Prevention and students and staff from all District 300 schools will wear blue shirts to support bullying prevention.Community members choosing to wear blue shirts are encouraged to email photographs showcasing their support to GoBlue@d300.org for District 300 to share on their social media channels.In addition to participating in “Blue Shirt Day” World Day of Bullying Prevention, District 300 has established several weekly Bullying Prevention themes that will be recognized in schools (please note, some schools may substitute these themes in lieu of other bullying prevention activities; please check with your school’s main office regarding specific Bullying Prevention Awareness Month activities).

The theme for the week of October 11 is Make Friends with Someone You Don’t Know. Schools will recommend a goal for students to reach out to someone who is not typically in their social circle and get to know them. During this week, the District will provide students with strategies to assist them in their efforts to create new positive relationships. Over the summer, a Jacobs High School student working on his Eagle Scout project created a buddy bench for nearly every one of our elementary schools. If a student is feeling lonely or would like to make new friends, he or she can sit on the buddy bench as a signal for other students to ask him or her to play.

The theme for the week of October 17 is Stand Up For Others. Schools will recommend students speak out about social injustice and talk to a trusted adult about mistreatment they may witness. The District will educate students how to resist bullying behavior and supply them with the communication tools they need to take a stand against bullying behavior, regardless if they are a target or the bystander.

During Stand Up for Others week, the District will inform students how to use District resources to safely report bullying behavior. For example, District 300 offers a D300 mobile app with a Safety Tip Line where students can report bullying quickly and anonymously. Students can also contact the Safe School Tip Line at 847-551-8477 or by email at SafeSchoolTipLine@D300.org.

In our district, bullying of any kind, by any person, is unacceptable. All District 300 students deserve to be free from worries about being bullied. Please visit our social media channels throughout October for useful Bullying Awareness Prevention tips and information.

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West Dundee, IL, 60118
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