Anti-Bullying Program

Now that students and teachers are back in school, there is an excitement about what is to come in the new school year. For students who experience bullying, going back to school can be a time of anxiety which can impact their education, their health and their safety.

October marks National Bullying Prevention Month. National Bullying Prevention month is supported by hundreds of schools, community members and corporations. It is an opportunity to encourage everyone to unite for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

One out every five students reports being bullied during the school year. Online percentages of students who have experienced cyberbullying has nearly doubled over the past decade.

Join the Kaplan Library and Bullying Awareness and Prevention of La. Organization for an anti-bullying program. This program will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the meeting room at the Kaplan Library. Speakers for the evening will be David Bourque and Angie Landry with Bullying Awareness and Prevention of La.

Bullying Awareness and Prevention of La, Inc is a 501(c) 3 organization established in March 2017 and located at 815 W. Veterans Memorial Drive in Kaplan, La. Their mission is to educate people of all ages about the harm, danger, and warning signs of bullying. Their vision is to put an end to bullying through education, awareness, community support and outreach. They are currently available to provide presentations, in-services and educational materials on bullying, but they are also available in the event you just need someone to talk to. Future plans include established hours at the corporate office, parent support groups, teen support groups, and volunteer opportunities. As an all volunteer staff, they welcome anyone with knowledge and experience about bullying with open arms. For additional information about this organization call 337-643-1169 or through their Facebook page.

This program is free and open to all ages. For more information call Sue Trahan at 337-893-2674.