Take the Online R-E-S-P-E-C-T Pledge Have your students, staff, teachers, community members take the online pledge. This pledge encompasses the idea that respect of one’s self and others will help to eliminate problems surrounding a variety of school safety issues. As a student, educator, parent or community member takes the pledge they can print a certificate and view the statistics for the state and their county.
· Use the Resource Pages …full of lesson plans, videos, Power points, worksheets and vital information on topics from bullying, cyber bullying, sexting, internet safety to suicide
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· Get the word out about School Safety
- Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is scheduled to sign the Kentucky Safe Schools Week Proclamation October 11th, at Dunn Elementary, Louisville, Kentucky
Kentucky Center for School Safety wants to step up to the challenge and encourage every school across Kentucky to participate in Kentucky Safe Schools Week, October 17-23, 2010. This year’s theme is R-E-S-P-E-C-T and will span topics from bullying, cyber bullying, sexting, internet safety to suicide. A reproducible Kentucky Safe Schools Week Flyer is provided. KCSS is providing vital resources for teachers, administrators and students at www.kysafeschools.org .
Interactive online pledges are available on Bullying, Cyber bullying and a new pledge will be launched this year entitled “R-E-S-P-E-C-T”. This pledge encompasses the idea that respect of one’s self and others will help to eliminate problems surrounding a variety of school safety issues. Here is the pledge below:
To keep Kentucky schools safe places in which to learn and work,
I pledge to:
- Realize that violent actions have real consequences and do not solve any problems
- Encourage others and myself to be responsible for the internet sites I search as well as social network communications
- Stand up for anyone who is being bullied and never bully anyone myself
- Prevent bullying by reporting any suspicious behavior
- Explore my options by talking with a trusted adult when I feel sad or alone
- Control my texting and cell phone use, by not sending/sharing anything that is inappropriate
- Take a stand and be respectful to adults, students and myself
As a student, educator, parent or community member takes the pledge they can print a certificate and view the statistics for the state and their county. We hope everyone will get involved and take the pledge!
Every teacher and school across Kentucky is urged to participate in Kentucky Safe Schools Week. Lesson plans, interactive links, videos, coloring pages and more are available to download for classroom use to promote awareness. This observance complements the national campaign. The Kentucky “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” campaign is sponsored by the KCSS. America’s Safe Schools Week is sponsored by the National School Safety Center.