Kansas Anti-Bullying Awareness Week

Kansans are being asked to “Choose Peace” as part of Anti-Bullying Awareness Week, which runs from Monday through Sunday.

About one in five students report being bullied, according to a national report.

In the latest Kansas Communities That Care survey, which is taken voluntarily, 28.6 percent of sixth-graders said they were bullied at school at least once; 27.4 percent of eighth-graders; 23.1 percent of 10th-graders and 19.6 percent of 12th-graders.

A Blue Ribbon Task Force on Bullying is studying ways to reduce bullying and will provide a report to the State Board of Education in December.

Kansas teens are being asked to share their thoughts on bullying, too, by visiting this link.

For more information about Kansas Anti-Bullying Week or for resources to help stop bullying, visit this link.

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