Middle School - The SRMS Takes a Stand Against Bullying!

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Although bullying situations among middle school students have been around for as long as any of us can remember, the topic of bullying has finally become important on the National Level.

Clearly bullying behavior is not desirable and never tolerated here at SRMS. When we are made aware of bullying events, interventions are put into place that can include both punishment and counseling.

Unfortunately, a lot of bullying events go unreported (especially those that happen through the world’s new technologies such as IM, Email & Text Messaging). Of course not every bullying event needs to be reported, because some times the students can find their way through with help from friends or family.

Our concern though is that some bullying goes unreported because the "victim" does not get the help they need to handle the situation. To encourage students to seek help in these situations, we have increased the level of education and information we provide middle school students on the topic of bullying.

One such program is offered by our Student Assistance Counselors and the Peer Leadership Program we call STYLE. Our 8th grade STYLE Peer Leaders go into the 7th grade classrooms and do role-plays and give information on where to turn for help if you are a bully or are being bullied. Kids telling kids that bullying is not welcome here at SRMS is a very valuable tool in our quest to keep kids safe.

On the tool bar to the right we have also provided you with some valuable literature on the topic bullying and a number of direct links to quite a few other related internet sites.

If your child ever demonstrates bullying behavior or is being bullied, please be sure to reach out to your child’s middle school guidance counselor for assistance.

"If we want to have peace in the world, we have to start with the children."
--Gandhi