Anti-Bullying Week

The Week to Say “No”

Irvington’s Anti-Bullying Week was from November 1st to November 5th. Throughout the week, students were encouraged to speak out against bullying and other forms of derogatory behaviors.

“ASB announced some bullying facts on the daily announcements, put anti-bullying posters around the campus, had lunch time activities and encouraged teachers to create anti-bullying posters during advisory,” said junior class president Tracy Truong.

            Anti-Bullying Week is a follow-up on Bullying Awareness and Prevention Month, which FUSD designated to be October, according to the Tri-City News. Across America, many other schools have taken up bullying prevention programs to combat bullying, which arguably led to the separate suicides of four American adolescents in September. 32% of teens who use Internet have reported being harassed online, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, and the “mid-teens (ages 14-17) is the age of greatest prevalence of online harassment and bullying” (Pew, 2007, Hinduja & Patchin, 2008).