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Bullying Prevention Toolkit

October is recognized nationally as Anti-Bullying month. As such, we will be encouraging schools to participate in various activities throughout the month to recognize the importance of adopting an anti-bullying mindset, teach students the importance of being an upstander vs. a bystander and create opportunities to demonstrate kindness in an effort to combat bullying behavior. Below you will find information on the resources and materials contained in this “toolkit”. If you have further questions, please contact Charles Johnson

Our goals for the Anti-Bullying Toolkit are to:

  • make the anti-bullying initiative applicable to students, families, and staff.

  • reinforce the ideas around demonstrating kindness, saying something when you see something and being an upstander vs. a bystander.

  • encourage students and families to denounce bullying when they see it.

Links to Materials & Implementation Guidelines

Monday October 2, 2023: Blue Shirt Day: World Day of Bullying Prevention 

Wednesday October 18, 2023: Unity Day

Friday October 27, 2023: Wear Red Day for Red Ribbon Week

All staff and students should wear blue to show a united front against bullying - post your pics wearing blue.

All staff and students should wear orange to show kindness, accepetance and inclusion - post your pics wearing orange.

All staff and student should wear red to show they are bully and drug free - post your pics wearing red.

Being an upstander vs. a bystander

Engage students in discussion around what it means to be an upstander and why it is important to be an upstander vs. a bystander.

SpeakUp for Safety:

Anonymous reporting system for students.  Can email from any email address if you want to remain anonymous, can also call or text.

Download and post RPS SpeakUp for Safety posters in your school:

Social media information:
Use the hashtags #BeKind #BlueUp 

Use these hashtags in your social media posts to bring attention to the anti-bullying activities and initiatives you are promoting in your school building. Post pictures of your school participating in wearing blue, anti-bullying activities, etc. on social media platforms. 

Caregiver letters



Include this verbiage in your caregiver newsletter at the beginning of October to reinforce the anti-bullying activities that will take place this month. *Use your school’s branding/letterhead.

Morning Announcement Script:
Morning announcement

Utilize this script daily during the month of October to have students pledge to take a stand against bullying. 

Community Building Circle Prompts:

Utilize the division wide CBC prompts which are focused on anti-bullying for the month of October.

School marquee messaging

On your school’s front marquee board, announce that October is Anti-Bullying month, promote kindness activities, encourage participation from the community.

Opportunities to learn and practice school-wide expectations (The 4 Be’s):
Create opportunities for student to learn and practice 4B’s

Talk with students about ways they can be kind, safe, responsible and respectful at school in each environment.

Information on cyberbullying:
What Is Cyberbullying |

Use this resource to engage in dialogue with students about cyberbullying (what it is, what student’s experience (if any) is with cyberbullying and how it can be prevented).

Resources for LGBTQIA+ youth:
It Gets Better

The It Gets Better Project exists to uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the globe. Use this resource to allow students to take the pledge to stand up for LGBTQIA+ persons and to speak up against hate and intolerance.

Develop and carry out a school wide event:
School wide event ideas 

Look through potential ideas that your school can carry out to demonstrate an act of kindness that involves the entire school.

Recognize students for being kind

When you see students demonstrating kindness, use the link to the left to recognize them and to generate ideas to show kindness.

Provide students with tools for their own toolbox:

These are RPS resources that are being used division wide. Utilize these tools for regulation and anger management SCIDDLE) as well as for relationship building (restorative questions).

Utilize the following links to help students strengthen their skills:

Use these two resources to strengthen student skills and to gather more ideas or activities for students to engage in.