The company holds its 6th annual Anti-Bullying Awareness initiative, which runs throughout October, and inducts 15 new members into its Safety Wall of Fame.
The contractor’s “Bully-Free Buses” campaign is led by Blue Shirt Day. Drivers, mechanics, and others wear blue shirts to show solidarity against bullying.
More than two dozen school districts and nonprofit agencies win grants from Safe Fleet for their strategies to prevent bullying in their communities.
“United Against Bullying” will offer up to $55,000 in grant funding for anti-bullying education and awareness initiatives to school communities and other organizations working on bullying prevention.
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.
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.
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.
Employees wore blue shirts on Oct. 1 to show solidarity against bullying, and the contractor will host awareness-raising events throughout the month.
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.
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.
The full conference schedule is now available, and a keynote presentation on bullying prevention has been added to the lineup.
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.
Audio monitoring can help deter and resolve verbal conflicts, bullying accusations and general bad behavior. But privacy concerns must be addressed.