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Katy ISD launches anti-bullying campaign

October 3, 2018

The Katy Independent School District is kicking off its anti-bullying campaign in observance of National Bullying Prevention Month.

Campuses across the district are taking part in celebrations, lessons and activities looking for ways to celebrate the Katy ISD campaign called, “Don’t Just Stand By: Stand Up Against Bullying.”

On Monday, Oct. 1 the Alley Theatre visited Stanley Elementary to put on a special performance for the children. The Roosevelt Alexander Elementary Parent-Teacher Association hosted a “Kindness Day” celebration to spread messages of anti-bullying.

Maria DiPetta, Katy ISD spokeswoman, said that through the bullying prevention initiative, ‘Don’t Just Stand By, Stand Up Against Bullying’ “the district hopes to create a culture that motivates our students to report bullying incidents without fear of retaliation by other classmates”

“Katy ISD launched the initiative at the start of the 2018-19 school year along with our new anonymous Bullying Tip Line feature on the Katy OnTheGo app,” DiPetta said. “With this new feature, students will be able to anonymously report campus incidents of bullying, whether it’s verbal, physical, cyber bullying or social bullying. These reports are received by campus administration and promptly investigated. Not just during October, but throughout the entire school year, Katy ISD school administrations incorporate anti-bullying prevention programs as part of instructional time.”

In a video posted to YouTube, the Katy ISD addressed parents, faculty and students about Bullying Prevention Policies and Procedures.

In it, Keri Finnesand, Seven Lakes High School principal, gives details about what happens when a confirmed bullying incident occurs at a Katy ISD school, which always starts an investigation.

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