“Taking Action Together” will be the theme of Fort Bend ISD’s Bullying Awareness Week, which will be observed October 24-28 in conjunction with National Bullying Prevention Month. Sponsored by FBISD’s Safe and Drug Free Schools Division, the week-long observance will help educate and spread awareness of the affects of bullying throughout the FBISD community.
“Bullying Awareness Week supports FBISD’s yearlong focus on bullying prevention,” said Dr. Bob Conlon, Director of Student Support Services. “Our intent is to encourage students to speak up and report instances of bullying so that we can continue to provide them with a school climate that promotes respect and caring for all people.”
To prepare for Bullying Awareness Week, the Safe and Drug Free Schools team will provide school staff with universal codes of behavior related to bullying and a list of suggested activities in which students may participate. Some of the activities will include having students sign an anti-bullying pledge, view anti-bullying video clips, perform random acts of kindness, and wear clothing in shades of purple (which offers an uplifting and calming effect on people both mentally and physically). FBISD schools will also create their own activities to support daily topics relating to the issue of bullying.
For more information, please contact Dr. Bob Conlon, FBISD Director of Student Support Services, at email@example.com.