Wednesday, April 6, 2011

'Don't be that kid:' Westport schools battle bullying

Westport News (Westport, CT) April 5, 2011 "Superintendent of Schools Elliott Landon -- a week after a Westport middle school student's YouTube video pleading for an end to bullying gained widespread attention -- outlined for the Board of Education on Monday the school district's efforts to curb bullying at every level of the school system. Beyond the schools' anti-bullying policy, adopted in 2002, he said the initiative includes a social skills curriculum in kindergarten to health classes at the high school level designed to prevent bullying and hazing. There are even workshops for parents on the subject. 'I think the parent education part is huge,' said Westport PTA Council Co-President Marianne Goodell, 'because, sadly, we often find the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.'" Read More

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