Edgerton Local Schools prides itself in establishing a school culture of acceptance, tolerance, and respect. Bullying; either physical, mental, emotional, or cyber, can threaten a student’s physical and emotional safety and can negatively impact their ability to learn. We believe the most effective way to address bullying is to take a proactive and preventative approach.
One of the steps we have taken to put an end to bullying is our “Anti-Bullying Wall”, located directly across from the guidance counseling office. The wall sends the message, “Bulldogs Don’t Bully” and provides strategies on how to “Stand Up” and “Speak Out” against bullying. Located on the wall is an anonymous drop box where students are encouraged to report all incidents of bullying; either against themselves or something they witness. The box will be checked daily and reports will be followed up on immediately.
Positive Character Trait Lessons
Positive character development lessons are taught to classrooms on a consistent basis. It is our hope that the more students understand about bullying, the less prevalent it will be. We also host several guest speakers each year who promote positive character development, and who send anti-bullying messages. Mrs. Stark's high school Video Production class creates anti-bullying, cyberbullying, and random acts of kindness videos each year for students, and elementary students sign an anti-bullying pledge each year.
Children's Internet Protection
The Children't Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children's access to obscene or hamful contect over the internet. All students at Edgerton Local School District are required to watch a CIPA video each year.
Our goal is to maintain a safe environment for all students. It is essential that educators, parents, and community stakeholders work together to send a unified message against bullying. Let’s teach our children that “Bulldogs Don’t Bully”, and to ‘Stand Up” and “Speak Out” against bullying.