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Bullying Prevention

If you are reporting a bullying incident or have questions or concerns about a bullying incident, please contact the campus administrator or visit the Bullying/Harassment Reporting Forms and Title IX Information website.

Bullying is one of the most prevalent and widely discussed topics associated with school safety. GPISD professional school counselors are particularly aware of bullying behaviors and the consequences of these behaviors in our schools.  Counseling Services focuses on building and implementing effective bullying prevention programs and character development programs that promote positive behavior, specifically kindness and respect at each campus in GPISD.

Bullying Prevention Campus Activities
GPISD School Counselors take a proactive approach to bullying prevention through campus programs and activities as well as classroom guidance lessons which include the following:

  • Staff presentations and school-wide bullying prevention strategies
  • Guidance curriculum
    • Cloud 9 World Social Emotional Program for Elementary Students
    • Bullying Awareness and Prevention Guidance Lessons at All Levels
  • Campus-level events designed to promote kindness as a method to prevent bullying in our schools
    • Quarterly Events/Lessons to include
      • October Bullying Awareness and Prevention Month Activities
      • April Month of Service Activities
    • Stand4Kind Kindness Crew Clubs for Elementary Students and Secondary Students
  • Counseling support for
    • Students who have been victims of bullying
    • Students who have bullied other students

Austin Environmental Science Academy - Bullying Prevention Elementary Video Winner

Fannin Middle School - Bullying Prevention Middle School Video Winner

Bullying Prevention Resources for Parents
According to StopBullying.gov, bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Behavior is considered bullying if it materially and substantially disrupts the educational environment and/or infringes on the rights of another student(s) at school.

Bullying is often confused with another type of aggressive behavior: mutual conflict. It is not bullying when two kids with no perceived imbalance of power disagree, have an argument, or fight. Although both situations are serious and require intervention, each requires different prevention and response strategies.

Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. If you know or suspect that your child is involved in bullying, check out these resources found at StopBullying.gov:

Complete Parent article from StopBullying.gov

Additional Resources:

 


 Dana Jackson 
GPISD District Title lX Coordinator
2602 S. Belt Line Road
Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
972.237.5311