Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 7pm
DHS Performing Arts Center
310 North McDonough Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030
Decatur’s School Climate Surveys reveal that nearly three out of every 10 Decatur High School students and one out of every five Renfroe Middle School students report being bullied. Nationally, 28% of students between the ages of 12-18 report being bullied at school and 24% report being bullied online. Unfortunately, statistics also show that of those students being bullied, 48% do not tell anyone this is happening.
November’s DPN program will define bullying and cyberbullying, as well as the roles of a bias incident. We will also look at strategies, tips, guiding principles, and resources to help parents, family members, and caregivers promote critical conversations about ways to be an ally and steps to respond.
Erin Beacham is the Education Director for the Anti-Defamation League Southeast Region. As a leading provider of anti-bias training and resources, the Anti-Defamation League’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute offers innovative programming to help schools develop a comprehensive approach to prevent and intervene against name-calling, bullying and cyberbullying as part of a broader strategy to create safe schools for all students.