October 1, 2018
Bullying Prevention Month
Every October is National Bullying Prevention Month across the nation.
Schools come together to stop bullying by increasing awareness of the impact bullying has on students. The Fond du Lac School District defines bullying as any willful, persistent, or deliberate act or attempted act, through the use of words or actions, which are intended to case physical injury, emotional distress/suffering or property damage, or which negatively impact the learning environment.
Talk with your children about bullying and warning signs of someone who may be experiencing bullying.
Youth that are bullied may exhibit a range of warning signs:
- Damaged or missing clothes, belongings, or items
- Unexplained injuries
- Complaints of frequent aches (stomach, head, body)
- Changes in eating, sleeping, or other habits
- A loss of interest in friends, school, or hobbies
- Appears sad, moody, angry, anxious, or depressed
YScreen can help identify signs of stress and anxiety that may be a result of bullying. YScreen staff can also help connect teens and their families to the appropriate community resources that can address these concerns and help them cope. YScreen is available to teens in Fond du Lac County. If you would like to request screening for your child or would like more information about YScreen, please contact us at (920) 906-6700 ext. 4714.