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Act 4 Change

Bullying is a common occurrence in the lives of children. Many children will experience or witness bullying at some time. Although bullying happens at school, bullying doesn't stop at the schoolhouse door. Bullying occurs in the community, and even within the home, whether in person, via text messages, or online.

School-based bullying prevention programs benefit from support and involvement from the community.

OCPS invites you to join in our Act 4 Change campaign to stop bullying now. The commitment of parents and community members is vital to developing and sustaining effective prevention programs. All members of the Orange County Public School community have the right to enjoy a safe and healthy environment where cooperation and positive interactions are expected, people are valued, and property is respected.

There is no gesture more devastating than the back turning away.
— Rachel Simmons

Our Schools' Rules Against Bullying

  1. We will not bully others.

  2. We will try to help students who are bullied.

  3. We will try to include students who are left out.

  4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.


Bullying - What You Need To Know [stopbullying.gov]

OCPS' Anti-Bullying Hotline

Online, Call, or App. Use SpeakOut Hotline to Anonymously Report Threatening Behavior. 800-423-TIPS(8477) or www.speakouthotline.org

Bullying Tips

Bullying

Bullying - What Can Parents Do?

Students Who Bully or Have Behaviors That May Lead to Bullying


Cyberbullying Information for Parents from the Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyberbullying Prevention: Questions Parents Should Ask Their Children About Technology

Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Common Chat Room and Text Messaging Abbreviations

Sexting: A Brief Guide for Educators and Parents

Family Internet Use Contract

Family Cell Phone Contract


Cyberbullying Information for Teens from the Cyberbullying Research Center

Preventing Cyberbullying: Top Ten tips for Teens

Responding to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Teens

Smart Social Networking: Fifteen Tips for Teens

Sexting: Advice for Teens


Additional Resources

Pacer Center
Champions for Children with Disabilities

Florida Department of Education: Safe Schools
The Office of Safe Schools serves to promote and support safe learning environments by addressing issues of student safety and academic success on state, district, and school levels. Schools that implement school safety measures, drug prevention programs, and positive school climate that promote caring relationships either directly or indirectly facilitate rising student academic achievement.

Safe Florida
Keeping Florida safe from shore to digital shore

Netsmartz Workshops
A program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

StopBullying.gov

I-SAFE
I-SAFE is a site for students to hang out, learn about cyber safety and share their online experiences with others.

PTA
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.