Bullying Awareness Day in Wisconsin

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September 26th, 2012

Established by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to bring attention to the harmful affects of bullying in the school setting. Bullying may negatively impact a student’s connection with school, their engagement with the curriculum, and their overall ability to learn. Bullying prevention is critical to building a school environment conducive to learning and where students feel safe at all times.

One of the provisions of Act 309, the fourth Wednesday of September has been declared “Annual Bullying Awareness Day” in Wisconsin. Schools should take advantage of this opportunity to emphasize a strong stance on the problem and to high light policies and procedures in place to address it. Having a single day dedicated to the problem seems reasonable and WSSCA encourages administrators to find creative ways to show their individual support of the anti-bullying efforts in place. We may not stamp out bullying in our lifetimes, but we ought to try like all heck.  Some tips to help “bully-proof” your child.

The concept of bullying in school is not a new – it has been in the news for quite some time.  In 2010, Oconomowoc students learned how to combat bullying by performing interactive drama classes.

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