MHS Professional Development SMART Goal: Safe & Supportive Schools
For the school year 2012-2013, Manhattan High faculty will participate in safe and supportive school discussions as well as develop and implement plans of action..Current Supplemental Support - NIMS (National Incident Management System) grant (district-wide) and KSDE Safe & Supportive Schools grant (building level)


Resources from K-State's CPSI (Council for Public School Improvement) session on Bullying in the Digital Age March 2012

Patricia Agatston, PhD - pagatston@gmail.com

Word Choice


Talent Show

Everyone Knows Your Name

Words Hurt

Bulletin Board

In honor of International Anti-Bullying Day, two schools came together to create a message about ACCEPTANCE and challenge others to use social media as a positive tool. Choreographed by Jheric Hizon, Directed by Anita Perel-Panar - A Star Studio Productions

Online Resources
Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying:
Cyberbully Help Includes handouts for parents, resources, webinars, and podcasts.
On Guard Online Tools and tips to protect children online, including the Net Cetera kit.
Center for Safe & Responsible Internet Use Resources
Common Sense Media Videos and activities to facilitate discussions with children and youth. Great educator resources!
Connect Safely Larry Magid and Anne Collier's site for parents and teens.
Net Family News Subscribe to Anne Collier's net family news weekly update. A great way to keep up-to-date with children and technology.
National Crime Prevention Council Resources
Anti-Defamation League Resources
Bullying Prevention:
Stop Bullying.gov Resources from the Federal government, including materials from the "Stop Bullying Now!" campaign. Fact sheets, animated "webisodes" for children and youth.
Olweus Bullying Prevention Information about the Olweus bullying prevention program, resources for educators and parents.
Stop Bullying.gov Author and expert Stan Davis' site, which includes a wealth of information for parents and educators.
Welcoming Schools
What's Your Story Videos and contest - Check out the 2011 winner, "'Where Are You?' When it comes to being a good online citizen, which side of the line are you on?"

Goodstein, A. (2007) Totally wired: What teens and tweens are really doing online. New York: St. Martin's Griffin.
Hinduja, S., & Patchin, J.W. (2009). Bullying beyond the schoolyard: Preventing and responding to cyberbullying. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
Kowalski, R.M., Limber, S.P., & Agatston, P.A. (2008). Cyber bullying: Bullying in the digital age. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
Magid, L. & Collier, A. (2006). MySpace unraveled: A parent's guide to teen social networking. Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press.
Sabella, R.A. (2008). GuardingKids.com: A practical guide to keeping kids out of high-tech trouble. Minneapolis: Educational Media Corporation.
Shariff, S. (2008). Cyber-bullying: Issues and solutions for the school, classroom, and the home. New York: Routledge.
Willard, N.E. (2007). Cyber-safe kids, cyber-savvy teens: Helping young people learn to use the Internet safely and responsibly. San Francisco, Wiley.
Willard, N.E. (2007). Cyberbullying and cyberthreats: Responding to the challenge of online social aggression, threats, and distress. Champaign, IL: Research Press.
Classroom Resources
Limber, S.P., Kowalski, R.M., & Agatston, P.A. (2009). Cyber bullying: A prevention curriculum for grades 6-12. Center City, MN: Hazelden.
Adina's Deck An award-winning Internet Safety DVD program for educators and parents who want to help their young teens understand the social side of technology. Designed with 9-14 year-olds in mind, the stories introduce cyber bullying, predators and plagiarism with an approach that is suspenseful, fun & educational!

Resources from Rachelle Bahr's PLT Presentation

October 18-19, 2011

Additional Information Links

KSDE Safe & Supprotive Schools Homepage
NEA Bully Free Schools
KNEA Bully Free: It Starts With Me

Bullying Awareness Week

October 3-9, 2011

Kansas Proclamation