Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bullying on the run at Mann Middle School

Learning to get along is a part of growing up and Mann Middle School in City Heights works to teach its students about bullying -- how to avoid it, how to prevent it, and how to get along.

Taking the pledge to stop bullying The school's recent Anti-Bullying week brought staff from around the district to help students learn these important lessons. Amir Rahim of the district's Race and Human Relations Department and Officer Flores of our San Diego Unified School Police opened the week with a motivating assembly about the effects of bullying and ways to stop it on and off campus. The message, “Stop Bullying,” was clear.

Lunchtime events included students signing anti-bullying pledges and created a photo journal which shows students covering their mouths with the “words hurt” written on their hands.

Other activities included writing an essay to a bully from the prospective of the victim; Principal Courtney Young will be selecting the essay winner and the winning essay will be available on the school's website. Other students worked in groups with Crawford High School students to discuss the effects of bullying and how to stop a bully. They also placed anti-bullying posters around campus.

For more information on the program, contact Young at (619) 582-8990.