For decades, USD 383 has promoted curriculum and instruction in prosocial, bullying prevention behaviors connected to the Kansas Social, Emotional, Character Development (SECD) standards, adopted in April 2012. These objectives are designed to help keep children safe and successful while developing their academic and life skills. Kansas was the first state to develop such standards.
As we continue to work together to meet the comprehensive needs of our students, USD 383 utilizes the Second Step and Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Students participate in these programs during class meetings, crew time or advisory times. Our goals include building prosocial behaviors, emotional intelligence and preventing bullying behaviors.
Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength. Often, it is repeated over time. Bullying behaviors can take many forms; such as hitting or shoving (physical bullying), teasing or name-calling (verbal bullying), intimidation through gestures or social exclusion (nonverbal bullying), or sending insulting social media messages (cyberbullying).
If you hear from your student about bullying, please contact your building principal, teacher or Lucas Shivers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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