Dawson Elementary Celebrates Anti-Bullying Honor

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Fighting bullying remains a big challenge for schools today.

Tuesday afternoon, a Huntsville City School lived up to that challenge.

It received an honor from a national organization for its work fighting bullying.

School Counselor Janell Jagielski explains, “We were designated as a No Place For Hate school by the Anti-Defamation League out of Atlanta.”

That explains the rainbow in the hallway.  It’s made of little handprints, many with little portraits inside them.

Little reminders that kids of different colors and creeds can coexist.

As Jagielski notes, “Bullying is a problem that affects students from all walks of life.”

That’s why the school launched the campaign – to get kids in harmony with a message that matters.

Jagielski elaborates, “We focus on the bystander, empowering kids to stand up for other kids that are being bullied.”

In the course of the year, some of these hands will twist an arm, some will wipe away a tear, but the goal is that none should stay idle.

Because there’s often only one bully and one victim, but there are usually plenty of bystanders.

The school had to meet a number of requirements to get the honor, including special projects and a council of faculty, students, and parents, all seeking to put a stop to bullying.

2 comments

  • Natzkie Ortiz

    It’s wonderful that there is a group which watches out for bullies in school. It’s a great help for children who were bullied at school, especially to parents who don’t have time to protect their children from this particular problem. This Man-up Against Bullying campaign is one of the perfect solutions on the extinction of bullying acts in schools in which students help other students to be bullied in their stay in school. As parents, we must also take part in the protection of our children we must always monitor what they are up to or where they are in trouble, we should help our children to eliminate bullying to and help them over come it. This site will help parents who are unable to balance their time for monitoring their children; it’s a safety app that helps monitor their children and keep them in touch when they are in harm, I’ve been using it for months now, just check this link out: http://safekidzone.com/#!/page_about

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