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Photo Gallery: See Something? Say Something? Slogan
Winston-Salem, NC – With school approaching, the 10 or 15 minute school bus ride can determine the rest of a child’s day.
“If its chaos…if they are afraid and if they are being picked on. And what about the child who says they are walking and doesn’t come to school,” said Rhonda fleming, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.
Winston-Salem Forsyth county schools placing anti-bullying ads on their buses using the slogan, See something? Say Something?
Kids will be able to call the number on the ad to report bullying.
The anti-bullying stickers were purchased as apart of the bullying curriculum which is funded by the school district. This is a perfect time to remind you at home to slow down when buses are present. And when stop arm is extended to put on the brakes.
According to Forsyth School officials, our school district has had Bullying Awareness committee since 2010. It started when the district rolled out “Rachel’s Challenge” in an effort to educate students, parents and the community on what is bullying, its affects and what to do about it.
There is a national bullying curriculum for all school bus drivers and their slogan is “SEE SOMETHING. DO SOMETHING.” (See this link for more about the curriculum/training.)
The Winston/Forsyth County School District, held training for all school bus drivers last week on being aware of bullying and reporting it to school administration right away and general student management.
The district’s data indicated their are “hot spots” in every school system such as hallways, stairwells, playgrounds and buses. So, transportation officials decided to make available the number on the school bus to add to resources available to help us stop bullying.
The ads, would allow both the victim to report it and any witnesses.
“Sometimes children lack the confidence to stand up for themselves, we have to help them until they are able to help themselves. Other students can help us stop bullying by reporting it,” said Fleming.