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Bullying Awareness Month” for DeKalb County Schools
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Bullying Awareness Month” for DeKalb County Schools

Starting January 3rd, the DeKalb County School System will launch their “Bullying Awareness Month”. Parents, students and community leaders will participate in a 30-day campaign to highlight the DeKalb County School System’s enhanced policy aimed at reducing incidents of bullying. During the Jan. 3, 2011, Work Session and Meeting, the DeKalb County Board of Education will vote on a proclamation recognizing January 2011 as "Bullying Awareness Month."

The new DeKalb School System bullying policy includes additional prevention education for principals, teachers, students and parents, updated policies on online or “cyber” bullying, updated policies on hazing and a coordinated outreach to raise awareness in the community about preventing bullying.

During "Bullying Awareness Month," there will be weekly themes, and schools will be encouraged to develop activities such as student essay and poster contests related to these topics: stop cyber bullying, stop hazing and be sensitive to others.

On Jan. 31, 2011, students will be asked to sign a pledge indicating they will refrain from participating in and/or supporting bullying. Initiatives to stop bullying will be ongoing throughout the school year.

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