Bullying Prevention Information and Resources

  • Free Social Media Resource https://chpdp.org/study/ .

     
    Dear Parents/Guardians of Lakeview Middle School Students and Grade 5 students (Grades 5-8),
    This year, our school district is a Highmark Foundation bullying prevention grant recipient.  Because of this grant, the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP) s providing a free and valuable resource to all MS parents:
     
    Their new initiative, Social Media and Your Pre-TeenParent Engagement Project which aims to improve adolescent and parent communications about social media usage through an app called Bark.  CHPDP want to help parents better understand and best deal with potential safety issues related to their child's social media usage (including cyberbullying).
     
    Who is eligible?
    Through our grant funding, we are able to provide up to 250 families of students in grades 5th-8th with a FREE one year subscription to Bark. In addition to to Bark's monitoring services, parents also receive tips and advice on how to start conversations with their children about these issues and how to improve communication with their children around sensitive topics. Through this grant, Bark subscriptions cover all children in the household under the age of 18. 
     
    What is Bark? 
    Bark is an app that was created by parents, for parents to offer a better, easier, and more effective way to keep children safe online. The app helps parents detect potential online issues that may threaten their child, such as: cyberbullying, sexting, drug related content, school violence, online predators, and signs of depression. Parents work with their children to connect the child's online accounts and if an issue is identified, parents are alerted by Bark. 
     
    How do we get involved?
     
    (If you are a parent of a child in grades 5th-8th, and would like to see first hand how Bark works, you can sign your family up by visiting the project page https://chpdp.org/study/ .  Enrollment takes approximately 30 minutes and it is best to do this together with your child.)
LHS Bulling Prevention Rules
  • Bullying Prevention Information and Resources

    • Tips for talking about bullying with your child when they are bullying others:

      • Make it clear that bullying is wrong and that you take it seriously
      • Make family rules and consequences for your child’s behavior and when rules are broken
      • Establish positive reinforcements when your child follows the rules
      • Spend time with your child and keep a close track of his or her activities
      • Find out who their friends are and how they spend their time
      • Build on your child’s talents and involve them in positive activities
      • Share concerns with the school so they can support the rules you have set up for your child, they can monitor behavior during school to make sure the bullying stops and your child is getting a consistent message
      • If you or your child need more help, talk with the school counselor, principal and/or a mental health professional

      For more information on bullying go to:

      Center for Safe Schools:   http://www.safeschools.info/bullying-prevention

      Federal Stop Bullying Now Resource page:  http://www.stopbullying.gov/

      Teacher.Org Bullying Resources   http://www.teacher.org/resource/bullying

      Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Toolkit

      Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP)

      Bullying Report Form