As you know, Lytle ISD has implemented a comprehensive bullying prevention program. We are committed to taking serious, proactive steps to curb a problem that is found in schools everywhere. Our efforts this year have focused on raising awareness about bullying and cyber bullying with students and parents.
We have recruited Mr. John Halligan to conduct a presentation on January 22nd for the 5th - 12th grade students. He will relay his own tragic experience as a Dad whose 13 year old son took his own life in 2003, after incessant bullying by peers since the 5th grade, both in school and online. His story is riveting and powerful, and reminds students that there is a face, a person, a heart, on the other end of the computer screen. The students will gain a perspective from inside the family of a child who is a victim of bullying and cyber bullying. They will also gain awareness about the signs and risk of teenage suicide and how to help best help a friend.
Parents are invited to also hear this presentation and learn valuable tips and techniques to monitor bullying situations.