Schools are Safe Places
Helping Children Cope with Terrorism
Tips for Families and Educators
3. Needs Assessment
4. October is National Bullying
Prevention Month and You Can Plan a Critical Role
statistics, more than 1 out of every 5 students reports being bullied. In addition, membership in either a bully or
victim group is associated with school dropout, poor social development,
criminal activity or other negative long-term consequences. Popular social media sites and apps have
created additional venues for young adults to be cruel to one another and carry
problems from outside the school house back into the school house taking the
focus off of learning. In truth,
bullying leaves scars for both the targets and can incapacitate its
perpetrators well into adulthood by virtue of their having difficulty keeping
employed, maintaining relationships as well as being prone to addictions.
some key ways to help:
Middle School Counselors teach students skills regarding how to handle bullying
situations and deal with conflict.
Students are taught that bystanders, the largest group of students, can
play an important role in getting bullying to stop.
are also informed about the Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation Reporting form
(MCPS Form 230-25) which may be found on the Westland Middle School website and
may be filled out by any concerned student or adult.
every Westland Middle School student has information on bullying in their
agenda/planner on page 8.
parents and guardians are asked to have frank discussions with their students
about bullying so that their students will feel comfortable bringing this
subject up to them should the need arise in the future.
October, and every day thereafter, take a stand against bullying and make sure
you are part of an anti-bullying culture!
Link to the
Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation Reporting form (MCPS Form 230-25)
5. Coping with Stress, Anxiety and the Middle School Child
6. Family Resources - Health and Welfare Contacts
Body Safety Lesson https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/childabuseandneglect/personal-body-safety-lessons.aspx
8. Child Abuse and