Bullying Prevention Month
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. The Worcester Public Schools are committed to providing all students with a safe learning environment that is free from in-person bullying and cyber-bullying.
This commitment is an integral part of our comprehensive efforts to promote learning, and to prevent and eliminate all forms of bullying and other harmful and disruptive behavior that can impede the learning process and outstanding results for all students.
WPS has partnered with Stand for the Silent, one of the leading and most effective anti-bullying organizations whose mission is to bring awareness to bullying and the real devastation it causes. Our staff and students use the Stand for the Silent pledge, which states:
"From this day forward I promise to respect those around me as well as respect myself. I am somebody, and I can make a difference. I can make another feel loved. I can be the helping hand that leads another back to a path of hope and aspiration. I will not stand silent as others try to spread hatred through my community. Instead, I pledge to lift up these victims, and show them that their life matters. I will be the change because I am somebody."