Bullying remains a critical issue impacting our youth, families, schools, and communities. Bullying has become so prevalent in our society that nearly everyone can say that they or someone they know has been a victim of bullying.
Bullying can take many forms including name calling, gossip, cyber-bullying, or even physical violence. We are reminded through tragedy that bullying can have severe consequences including youth physically harming each other and themselves. Every single tragedy related to bullying could have been prevented if other students or adults stopped the bullying behavior.
Over the past nine years, Iowa Safe Schools has brought a simple message across the state through its programming and advocacy – PROTECT KIDS STOP BULLIES. All students no matter if they are gay or straight; black, white, or Latino; have different abilities; looks or interests - deserve a safe and supportive educational environment. With the help of generous individuals, businesses, faith communities, and foundations – Iowa Safe Schools has been able to directly train over 20,000 Iowa educators, parents, and youth-serving professionals with anti-bullying resources, curriculum, and strategies.
During 2007, Iowa Safe Schools was successful in leading the fight for the passage of the state’s Anti-Bullying & Harassment Act. This law requires every school both public and private to have a policy in place that protects students from bullying and sets up a system to investigate the bullying incident.
Date : Thursday, September 1, 2011
Time : 6:30-8:30PM
Location : Fortè Banquet & Conference Center
615 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA
Honoree: Congressman Leonard Boswell
Heavy hor d'oerves & wine
$35 for individual RSVP
Host Levels Available