Help Ensure Your Child Has a Bully Free School Year
Empower Your Child
OK2SAY is a confidential way for students to report anything that threatens their safety or the safety of others - 24/7, 365 days/year.
Take time today to talk to your child. Program these numbers into their phone. Download the mobile app together.
CALL: 1-8-555-OK2SAY TEXT: 652729
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.mi.gov/ok2say
MOBILE APP: Available in the app stores for iPhone and Android
OK2SAY has had a successful start in Michigan. From September 2, 2014 to December 31, 2014, 410 tips were reported and potential harm and/or criminal activity has been avoided.
Read the January 2015 OK2SAY Newsletter.
Information on What Parents Can Do to Stop Bullying
Does Your School District Share Its Anti-Bullying Policy?
Matt's Safe School Law required that within six months after the effective date of the legislation (December 6, 2011), the board of a local education agency or intermediate school district or board of directors of a public school academy adopt and implement a policy prohibiting bullying. As an advocate for the children in your school district, make sure that information about your district's policy is being shared with your members and school community.
10 Questions Parents Can Ask to Ensure Their Child's School is Bully Free
Schools have the responsibility of keeping children safe during the school day and parents have the right to be a partner in that effort. Parent Action for Healthy Kids has released these 10 important questions for parents to ask the principal to ensure their child's school is bully-free. READ MORE
Six Warning Signs That Your Child is Being Bullied: Red Flags Include a Disconnect From Family, Friends
Article originally appeared in the January 2011 PTA Parent
Approximately 160,000 children miss school every day in the United States for fear of being bullied; more than 50 suicides have been linked to prolonged bullying; and approximately 85 percent of school shootings have revenge against bullies as a major motive, according to Dr. Ted Zeff, a practicing psychologist and author. READ MORE