Last week our middle school and high school students participated in a school-wide anti-bullying week. We kicked off the campaign to stop bullying with a special chapel service on Tuesday, March 21. Teachers shared some of their personal experiences with bullying and talked about the negative and some times lifelong effects on victims and bullies.
Bible teachers took the campaign one step further and studied the parable of the Good Samaritan in class. Students reflected upon this Bible passage and how they could practice loving their neighbors as themselves and how they could follow Jesus’ words to “go and do likewise”.
The week culminated with a pledge against bullying and students signed a banner to choose kindness and speak up. This banner is now hung on campus as a reminder to the student body to speak up when they see someone getting bullied (or are getting bullied themselves) and to #dolikewise.
Southlands is taking a proactive approach to stop bullying and even prevent it from starting. Students can report sightings of bullying to an anonymous hotline by calling or texting to 909-345-5635 or submit a written report to our Speak Up box located outside of building A2.