National Bullying Prevention Month
The School District of Lee County and the School Board are joining the rest of the nation in support of National Bullying Prevention Month, which is held every October. Bullying, including cyberbullying, means the systematic and chronic infliction of physical hurt or psychological distress on an individual. Bullying occurs when there is a perceived imbalance of power.
The School District of Lee County takes bullying and bullying prevention very seriously. Each day, over 160,000 students across the nation stay home from school due to fear of being bullied. Bullying directly affects a student’s ability to learn. Students who are bullied find it difficult to concentrate, show a decline in grades, and lose self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth.
Red Ribbon Week
The Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, October 23rd - 31st each year. This years theme is Love Yourself, Be Drug Free. For more information on Red Ribbon Week, visit: http://redribbon.org/.
The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Celebration. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America.
The Norm Project
The Norm Project is a district wide initiative that challenges misperceptions about Lee County students by presenting you with facts.
The Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey surveys a sample of our student population each year and finds that majority of Lee County students do not drink alcohol or do drugs. This shows that our student's are making healthy choices and choosing a healthy lifestyle!
For more information on The Norm Project and to check out this years student poster contest, go to The Norm Project.
Talk15 - Parent & Adult Campaign
TALK15 – Take 15 Minutes to Talk to Your Kids about Alcohol and Drugs is a Lee County Schools prevention initiative funded through a partnership with the United Way of Lee, Glades, and Hendry County. TALK15 is a marketing campaign that seeks to educate parents on teen alcohol and drug use. For more information, visit Talk15.