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    Cedar Park uses the Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit in our classrooms to further help our school be a safe and respectful place where everyone can learn.

    In the lessons, your child will learn specific skills to help stop bullying. Students will learn how to:

    • Recognize when bullying is happening
    • Report bullying to a caring adult
    • Refuse to let bullying happen to themselves or others
    • Be a bystander who stands up and is part of the solution to bullying

    In addition, your child will bring home simple, fun activities called Home Links that will help you understand what your child is learning about bullying at school. They also give your child another chance to practice skills for handling bullying.

    For bullying prevention to work, everyone at school needs to be involved. So all our staff will get special training in how to:

    • Recognize and respond to bullying
    • Support children who have been bullied
    • Correct behaviors of children who are bullying
    • Use strategies that support a positive school and classroom climate

    We need your help, too! Get involved in making our school a safe and respectful place by letting us know if you hear about bullying at our school. Make sure your child knows to tell you or someone at school if they are being bullied. And give your child the clear message that it is never okay to bully others.

    If you have any questions about the Bullying Prevention Unit or the Second Step program, please contact your students' teacher or the school office. Thank you for helping us make our school a safe, respectful place where everyone can learn.

    You can learn more about this program by visiting SecondStep.org.