Ed Post, an online publication and resource for education activists and influencers, marked the end of National Bullying Prevention Month with a opinion piece by Quadric Witherspoon, Dean of Culture and Instruction at KIPP Halifax. Witherspoon shared four recommendations for creating bully-free schools.
October was first declared National Bullying Prevention Month in 2006. Since then, October has been a time to acknowledge that bullying has devastating effects on children and families such as school avoidance, loss of self-esteem, increased anxiety, and depression.
Witherspoon wrote that in October, KIPP Halifax encouraged “kids to take the anti-bullying pledge because of bullying’s potentially devastating impact on their lives. I believe educators can make a difference by becoming more proactive, acknowledging early warning signs, and understanding how to eliminate bullying from our school campuses.”
Read Witherspoon’s complete opinion piece here.