Positive Peer Relationships
Edgerton Local Schools works hard to establish a school culture of acceptance, tolerance, and respect, while building peer-to-peer social skills. Physical, mental, emotional, and cyber issues 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 peer conflicts is to take a proactive and preventative approach.
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.