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Gazette Premium Content Sand Creek High students embrace National Bullying Prevention Month

by THE GAZETTE - Published: October 4, 2013

Sand Creek High School students will make kindness videos on Monday, write the word "love" on their arms on Tuesday, wear symbolic ribbons on Wednesday and join in other activities next week in observance of October being National Bullying Prevention Month.

Students want to continue the momentum generated from a Falcon School District 49 anti-bullying concert held in August, Lauren Stewart, student council advisor, said.

Lockers will have signs promoting kind acts. Students will receive statistics about bullying and suicide. Self-harm is the focus of Tuesday, while Wednesday's ribbon and banner day will have students wearing three blue ribbons and one white ribbon to represent statistics showing one in four students are bullied. Students can join the effort to prevent bullying by signing a large banner.

On Thursday, from 5:30-7 p.m. a free bullying prevention program will be offered for parents. Guest speaker Sloan Gonzalez of the Girls Scouts of Colorado will discuss the differences between bullying and conflict, provide ideas for adult intervention and action steps.

On Friday, students and staff are asked to wear blue, the color associated with prevention.

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