It isn't BIG to make others feel SMALL. STAND against BULLYING!

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Parents -

This is an open letter to you, pleading for your help.

Did you know suicide is the third leading cause of death in young adults.  Resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts.  Why are our young people taking their lives?  I am sure somewhere there is research closely depicting the rates of suicide brought on by bullying.  I am just to tired, to hurt, and to overwhelmed to research it.  Lets just save time and agree it is way to many...

I need your help, we need to make a change, it will take a village.  The whole village of Paola.  

Bullying has become and epidemic in our country, and our small town has not been an exception.  Everyday I hear parents voicing their concern for their children being bullied.  We are all aware of the "Zero Bullying Policy" our district has in place.   Lets face it, they can not hear all and see all.  That being said, a conversation between teacher/principal and a bully does not do much to change the situation either.  We have to come together, parents and schools and figure out what will make a difference TODAY.  

I am gathering signatures to show the concern of our community.  To show that we are united in acknowledging that this has become a real issue.  A real issue that we want to address, and one that we will address together.  I will take these signatures to our next school board meeting and update this page with any/all progress.  

Thank you for helping make a difference!

Briana Hughes

 

 



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