Bullying Prevention Resources
Report Bullying Immediately!
If you suspect that your child is being bullied, please report it to a school administrator. Be specific. Encourage your child to report it to a trusted adult at school too.
If you aren't comfortable reporting it in person, use the Safe Schools App to report. Please include as many details as possible. Reports can be made anonymously on the app.
Tips for Parents: What to Do if Your Child is Being Bullied
The Paulding County School District supports the use of evidence-based programs to improve the culture and climate in schools while systematically decreasing bullying behaviors.
School counselors work closely with staff to coordinate classroom guidance lessons around identified bullying prevention needs for their school.
Teachers and district staff are trained in bullying prevention each school year.
Evidence-based programs that are being implemented in PCSD to improve school climate and reduce bullying behaviors are Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS), Capturing Kids Hearts, Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Sources of Strength, and Restorative Practices.
For more information on bullying prevention initiatives, please contact the Prevention Intervention Office at (770) 443-8000 Ext. 10265.
Family, School Support Makes Kids More Likely to Stand Up to Bullying
"We found that family is very important," says Secil Gonultas, Ph.D. student at NC State and co-author of the paper. "The stronger a student's reported 'good family management,' or positive family relationships, the more likely a student was to deem aggressive behaviors and retaliation unacceptable, and the more likely they were to intervene in either case."
Read the entire article here: Family, School Support Makes Kids More Likely to Stand Up to Bullying
Cited from NC State News on www.ncsu.edu
Additional Information on Cyberbullying
A reference guide for parents written by Dr. Patricia Agatston, Past President of the International Bullying Prevention Association and a leading expert in the field of cyberbullying.