Ensuring every student has access to a safe learning environment is a core focus of the Tuscaloosa City Schools’ anti bullying efforts. Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy is joining with schools across the nation to observe National Bullying Prevention Month during the month of October.
The goal: encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages.
During this month, Angela Blossom, professional counselor at TCTA, will conduct classroom visits to discuss bullying and the importance of reporting it. TCTA students will participate in Unity Day on October 24th. Students will wear orange and "Be Especially Kind to Others" within that day. Blossom believes the bully prevention month provides a great opportunity to raise awareness about the issue.
“A child should never have to go to school and endure that which bullying brings, that which interferes with his or her positive educational experience. Bullying has no place in our schools, as we care about our students and their overall experience," says Blossom.