2012-02-02 / Local & State

SF Kicks Off Bullying Program


Pictured above, first row: Jenna Hollenshead, Kelsey White, Alyssa O'Neal; second row: Whitney Ritz, Kayla Snyder, Courtney Strait; third row: Craig LeCrade, senior supervisory special agent for the Office of Attorney General; Meredith Hendershot, Principal; and Debbie Hiller, Fulton County Center for Families. Pictured above, first row: Jenna Hollenshead, Kelsey White, Alyssa O'Neal; second row: Whitney Ritz, Kayla Snyder, Courtney Strait; third row: Craig LeCrade, senior supervisory special agent for the Office of Attorney General; Meredith Hendershot, Principal; and Debbie Hiller, Fulton County Center for Families. January 24, 2012, was the Student Kickoff for Olweus Bullying. The Interact Club, which is sponsored by the Hancock Rotary Club, put on a skit about no bullying for the student body. The skit explained the definition of a bully, according to the Olweus program, what one should do if bullying occurs, and rules about bullying. “Olweus is a preventative program whose goal is to empower students to help themselves and others. We want our students to be able to identify bullying behavior and to learn techniques to end it,” says Wendy Ritz, SF bullying coordinator.

Craig LeCrade, senior supervisory special agent for the Office of Attorney General, also came to Southern Fulton and talked to the student body about different types of bullying.

There is a parent kickoff planned for February 6, 2012 at Southern Fulton. It will explain to the parents who attend what the students were taught about bullying and inform them also what they can do to help.

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