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Seon unveils 3 new products, contest winners
November 12, 2015
The company launches an in-vehicle mobile data terminal, a cloud-based service and an online portal for real-time bus arrival notifications. It also names anti-bullying grant program and coloring contest winners.
Nonprofit founder shares the power of a promise kept
November 9, 2015
Alex Sheen started Because I Said I Would after his idea for writing promises on cards went viral. He has since become an anti-bullying advocate and devoted himself to other causes through his nonprofit.
Bendix donates $4K to district for anti-bullying efforts
October 21, 2015
Four Elyria (Ohio) City Schools elementary schools received “Buddy Benches,” designed to foster friendships among students, and training on ways to use the benches to make connections with peers.
STI kicks off annual anti-bullying campaign
October 7, 2015
Employees wore blue shirts on Oct. 1 to show solidarity against bullying, and the contractor will host awareness-raising events throughout the month.
Safe Fleet announces Part 1 winner of anti-bullying coloring contest
September 22, 2015
The winning entry in the “United Against Bullying” contest was submitted by Allison McKenna Fox from Meridian Middle School in Lynden, Washington. Part 2 of the contest will launch in October, which is National Bullying Prevention Month.
1,500 transportation staffers take part in training conference
August 20, 2015
Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools prepares for the new school year with a week of training on such topics as driving safety, security awareness and customer service.
More details revealed for NAPT Summit
June 24, 2015
The full conference schedule is now available, and a keynote presentation on bullying prevention has been added to the lineup.
District apologizes for calling for school bus driver’s firing
June 4, 2015
Officials from an Alberta school district change their stance after seeing a second video of a school bus incident that shows a student hitting the driver with a bag.
The Case for Audio Monitoring on School Buses
April 24, 2015

Audio monitoring can help deter and resolve verbal conflicts, bullying accusations and general bad behavior. But privacy concerns must be addressed.

The case for audio monitoring on school buses
March 10, 2015
Audio monitoring can help deter and resolve verbal conflicts, bullying accusations and general bad behavior. But privacy concerns must be addressed.
Parents rally to support suspended bus driver
December 22, 2014
Parents urged Hoosick Falls (N.Y.) School District school board members to reinstate Leo Surdam after he was suspended for allegedly grabbing two sixth-grade students by the shirt or jacket when he told them to stop bullying a fourth-grade student.
24% drop in behavior referrals reported with bus tip line
October 24, 2014
Students at Wentzville (Mo.) R-IV School District can call or text the school bus tip line to report bullying or other issues.
Seon kicks off part 2 of anti-bullying Coloring Contest
October 6, 2014
The winning student design from part one comes from Jazmine of Wheatfield Elementary in Indiana. Jazmine's drawing is being used as part two of the 2014 Coloring Contest, in which all school-aged children are encouraged to submit their completed coloring sheets by Oct. 31 to win one of three prize packages.
STI kicks off 4th annual bullying prevention awareness month campaign
October 1, 2014
“Operation: Bully Free Buses” will include events and activities raising awareness of bullying prevention and promoting kindness while continuing to educate Student Transportation Inc. bus drivers and other employees on how to prevent bullying on the school bus. The company is also promoting an anti-bullying photo contest.
Survey gauges school administrators on bus safety, bullying
August 15, 2014
In a national survey on K-12 school safety conducted by SchoolReach, only 15% of top school administrators ranked their districts as highly prepared to handle school bus safety incidents. Also, survey respondents ranked the school bus as one of the top four sites where students are reporting bullying.
Seon school bus driver Facebook contest deadline approaches
May 22, 2014
To enter the contest, drivers can visit Seon’s Facebook page, and send a photo and message about how they prevent bullying on the bus and what they love about being a school bus driver. Drivers may apply to the Facebook contest through May 30.
Seon announces anti-bullying grant recipients
May 1, 2014
The mobile surveillance supplier selects seven recipients for its anti-bullying grant and The Bully Project Educator’s DVD and Toolkits. Twelve more grant applicants are awarded The Bully Project Educator’s DVD and Toolkits.
Report: Nearly half of students have seen bullying on the bus
March 21, 2014
According to Awareity’s new Student Safety Report, 44% of students surveyed said that they have witnessed or experienced bullying on the school bus. The report sheds light on bullying and other student safety risks.
Delaney Bus Lines supports Pink Shirt Day
March 13, 2014
Employees at the school bus contractor support the Canadian anti-bullying campaign by wearing pink T-shirts on Feb. 26. “We are only a small part of a student’s school day; however, we are committed to keeping our school buses bully-free zones,” General Manager Mark Begg says.
Seon raises over $600 for anti-bullying cause
February 26, 2014
The company supports Pink Shirt Day in Canada by purchasing official T-shirts for Seon employees, with 100% of the proceeds going toward Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver. The company also holds a corporate event on Wednesday to highlight the significance of the cause.
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