Title

Listen to Us: Common Misconceptions about Bullying

First Presenter's Institution

Fayette County School System - After School Program

Second Presenter's Institution

Fayette County School System - After School Program

Third Presenter's Institution

Fayette County School System - After School Program

Fourth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fifth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Location

Session 6 (Scarbrough 3)

Strand #1

Safety & Violence Prevention

Relevance

This proposal is highly connected to Strand III: Safety and Violence Prevention. The presenters will provide program participants with myths surrounding bullying. Listen to our children dismiss these myths and share the true implications of bullying in their world.

Brief Program Description

The presenters will share fourteen common views and misconceptions regarding bullying among young children. We let the children tell us the facts and share the implications of bullying. Come and hear what the children have to say!

Summary

The presenters will share common misconceptions regarding bullying. We ask children to weigh in on these views and share the facts about how bullying can negatively impact them socially and emotionally.

Evidence

Research shows that isolated activities are ineffective in changing bullying behaviors (Copich, 2012), so schools must make an effort to address this issue. Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center shares a guide for misconceptions of bullying and facts surrounding these myths (Pacer, 2011). It starts with self-awareness by students, staff and parents.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Sharon Walters is the Director of the After School Program for the Fayette County School System and has worked in this role for the past seven years. The Fayette County After School Program consists of fourteen elementary school sites and serves over 1100 students daily. Previous to this position, Mrs. Walters has served as an elementary school principal, assistant principal and classroom teacher in the Fayette County School District. She has worked in education for over thirty years.

Lindsey Moore is an After School Program Operations Specialist for the Fayette County School System. She has worked in this role for three years and serves seven of our After School Program site locations. Ms. Moore was the After School Program Site Coordinator at Peachtree City Elementary School for three years. She has also worked as an After School Program Assistant Site Coordinator, as well as an After School Aide in our program.

Pam Leinberger is an After School Program Operations Specialist for the Fayette County School System. She has worked in this role for four years and serves seven of the fourteen elementary After School Programs in our school district. Mrs. Leinberger was the After School Program Site Coordinator at Inman Elementary School for five years. She has also served as an Assistant Site Coordinator, as well as an Aide in the Fayette County After School Program.

Keyword Descriptors

bullying

Presentation Year

March 2020

Start Date

3-10-2020 1:00 PM

End Date

3-10-2020 2:15 PM

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Mar 10th, 1:00 PM Mar 10th, 2:15 PM

Listen to Us: Common Misconceptions about Bullying

Session 6 (Scarbrough 3)

The presenters will share fourteen common views and misconceptions regarding bullying among young children. We let the children tell us the facts and share the implications of bullying. Come and hear what the children have to say!