The Otis Equity and Inclusion Committee presents:
BULLYING AWARENESS & PREVENTION WORKSHOP
presented by the Anti Defamation League of San Francisco
Wednesday, November 8th
6:30-8:30 pm in the MPR
(6:30 Committee Reports; 6:50 Workshop starts)
Free Childcare in Room 102
Did you know that October is National Bullying Prevention Month? Do you know the true definition of the term "bullying"?
Across the nation and here in Alameda, many students are targeted on the basis of their race, religion, social class, sexual orientation or other aspect of their identity and that some of the most serious cases of bullying that occur in schools are the result of bias based on these aspects of identity. Name-calling and bullying, like other bias-motivated behaviors, have the potential to escalate into more serious incidents of violence if they are unchecked.
Otis school staff and the PTA are working hard to reflect on the classroom and school culture and ensure that we are engaging in best practices when it comes to creating respectful school environments that foster inclusion and effectively address the intersection of bullying and bias. The large body of credible research on effective responses to name-calling and bullying concurs that schools and other educational institutions can best address these behaviors through ongoing, comprehensive plans that include both intervention and prevention strategies and engage all people in the school environment: students, educators, school staff, families and other community members.
Please join us on November 8 to learn more and help make our Otis community a better place for everyone. Below are links to some interesting articles about bullying: