(RED OAK, TX) — Red Oak ISD is launching an aggressive anti-bullying campaign aimed at both preventing and reporting bullying behavior. The See Something, Say Something program gives students reminders to be kind and the tools to report inappropriate behavior through STOPit. The program has an app that can be downloaded or reports can be made online.
“We want to return to a campus and district culture of family and being part of the same team. That means students and staff supporting each other, being kind to everyone, and empowering students, staff, parents, and the community to report bullying, and suspicious or dangerous activity.”
See Something, Say Something is a simple reminder that anyone can report an unsafe environment or situation to a trusted adult, or anonymously on the app or internet.
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived imbalance of power. Bullying can be verbal, social, or physical and is repeated over time.
Single incidents or mutual combat are typically not bullying but can be if other activities have happened online or in person. Remember, you don’t have to be face-to-face to be a bully; many bullying acts occur on the internet (cyberbullying).
Bullying, which impacts one out of every five students, can impact a student’s education, physical and emotional health, as well as their safety.
“Together, we can encourage our students to rise above inappropriate behavior by providing coping skills for disputes, addressing the emotional well-being of students (bullies often have their own struggles), and offering a safe place for all students and staff,” added Sanford.