Everyone wants children to feel safe at school. That's why state law, district policy and district educators treat bullying as a serious matter. To prevent bullying and make sure schools are safe and secure places for children to learn, parents and educators must share information and work together.
To see Putnam City regulations concerning bullying, please click here.
For parents who are aware of bullying incidents, here is a form on which you should record the details. (The form may be found here in Spanish.) Please fill out page 1 of the form, print it and take it to the school principal.
Bullying Prevention Curriculum
Some people think of bullying as a middle school and high school issue. The truth is, bullying prevention efforts should start at the earliest level, and in Putnam City schools, it does.
In elementary schools, counselors use bullying prevention curriculum to teach students. Teachers receive training on how to recognize and deal with bullying. Some schools have students sign pledges not to bully. When bullying behavior is reduced, more students are ready to learn and there is less chance of students becoming alienated and angry.
Bullying Prevention Resources for Parents
Bullying prevention education also goes to parents. Presentations are made at all schools every school year. Here is a link to that presentation.
There is a great deal of information on the Internet. Two good sources are www.stopbullying.gov and http://www.netsmartz.org/Cyberbullying