In response to Governor Mary Fallin’s proclamation of Oct. 6-12, 2013, as Oklahoma Bullying Prevention Awareness Week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi has launched a new webpage with tips for counselors and other educators who work with K-12 youth.
“As we work to protect all of our children from the effects of bullying, we’re happy to offer this important prevention resource for educators," Superintendent Barresi said. "It goes hand in hand with the significant number of resources available to parents and students already on our website and that we present regularly in schools.
“We’re also grateful to the governor and other state lawmakers who have made bullying prevention a priority.”
October is national Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.
The bullying prevention webpage can be found here: http://sde.ok.gov/sde/bullying-prevention-awareness-resources.
On the page, counselors can find a bullying prevention awareness calendar and a bullying prevention month toolkit. There also are links to Governor Fallin’s proclamation and the State Department of Education's other bullying prevention pages.