The new school year starts next week for most students, and before it does, parents and students should know what they can do if they find themselves in a bullying situation.
Midway ISD has an online tool called, “See Something, Say Something,” that allows students to report bullying among other things.
It was launched last year and became a quick success.
“We got quite a few tips of various kinds, and they were really successful in helping us get information, get it quickly and able to address it quickly,” said Traci Marlin, Public Information Coordinator for Midway ISD.
The tool can be accessed anonymously on a computer and through an app.
Other ways to report bullying include; telling a teacher or administrator, or writing an anonymous letter and dropping it in a black box near the offices.
Even if you are not personally involved, everyone is encouraged to always speak up.
Nothing can be done, if no one knows about it.
“We need more information, to figure out what’s going on, when it’s happening. So that we can instruct and teach the students how to interact appropriately,” said Sharon Blanchard, MIdway ISD Counselor.
Parents could get tips on how to detect and prevent bullying by visiting here.
Midway ISD Bullying Hot Line: 254-761-5700.