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Bullying Prevention Program

​​​​​Our bullying prevention program supports schools throughout Orange County with their efforts to provide a safe, welcoming and positive environment for students, families and staff members. The program services are designed to promote a positive school climate that reflects a commitment to meeting and developing the academic, social and emotional needs of all students.

We provide training, technical assistance and school-wide assemblies on the topics of bullying prevention and intervention strategies. In addition, parent trainings are provided on the topics of digital citizenship and cyberbullying.

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Services

I've Got Your Back focuses on bullying prevention at the middle school level. The services include trainings for select groups of student leaders and school-wide assemblies that address concerns about bullying, the consequences that may arise from bullying, and what students can do to help prevent bullying. This two-day program utilizes a collective approach by involving students to maintain accountability and unity through a school-wide bullying prevention campaign. IGYB Flier.pdf​​

One is a bullying prevention assembly for elementary schools that is presented by Kathryn Otoshi, award winning author and illustrator. Ms. Otoshi presents her book One, which is an engaging story that incorporates colors and numbers while offering a powerful message about bullying, acceptance, compassion and the power of one person's voice. The interactive presentation is both educational and engaging for students and school staff. Assemblies are followed by a school-wide art project or youth development activity designed to reinforce the bullying prevention message and the kindness pledge learned during the assembly. One Program Flier.pdf

Student Trainings are offered for grades 4-12 on the topic of cyberbullying. Trainings can be scheduled for student groups during class time, at lunch or after school. Focus areas include effects of cyberbullying and digital drama, proactive prevention strategies, internet safety, communication etiquette and how to report cyberbullying. CyberBullying Student Flier.pdf

Parent Trainings are offered on the topics of cyberbullying and digital citizenship. Focus areas include social media trends, information literacy, privacy and security, addressing and reporting cyberbullying and parent/child communication. Digital Citizenship Parent Flier.pd​f  Cyberbullying and Digital Drama Parent Flier.pdf



Resources

Common Sense

Common Sense Media supports families with reviews and advice to make smart choices in the digital age, and Common Sense Education empowers educators and students with resources to harness the power of technology for learning and life.

StopBullying.gov

StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying iswhat cyberbullying iswho is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying

The Bully Project

At the heart of preventing bullying and cruelty is creating strong, caring school communities and families. The BULLY Project provides resources and tools for students, families, educators, and community members who want to join in building a national movement to end bullying.

 

 

Contacts

Nicole Savio Newfield, Administrator, (714) 966-4385, NSavio@ocde.us  
Jacquie Johnson, Project Liaison, (714) 966-4473, JacquieJohnson@ocde.us 
Jasmine Kuzuk, Administrative Technician, (714) 327-1060, JKuzuk@ocde.us ​