HOUSTON (CBS Houston) In efforts to increase awareness of and eradicate bullying, the Houston Independent School District is celebrating its second annual Anti-Bullying Week from February 4 to 8.
The week will consist of HISD’s participation in various activities district-wide that will further enforce HISD’s “Zero Tolerance for bullying”.
The activities will also “…emphasize both the dangers of bullying as well as the importance of treating everyone with respect,” stated HISD officials.
“In addition, almost 10,000 of HISD’s campus-based teachers, counselors, and administrators participated in mandatory anti-bullying training earlier this year with an emphasis on proactive approaches towards bullying prevention,” added HISD officials.
According to the dosomething.org website, “over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.” Furthermore, “approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying,” according to the site.
Students also dropout of school as a result of bullying. Harassment as well as bullying-related incidents are linked to a high percentage of school shootings.
Click here to read more bullying facts from dosomething.org.