Mrs. Schwab finished teaching the Steps to Respect bullying prevention curriculum with 3rd and 4th grade teachers in June 2014. At the end of the program every year, 3rd and 4th graders at Pleasant Street School take the Bullying Prevention Pledge. This Pledge was passed by the Athol Royalston Regional School Committee several years ago, and it includes the rules that all students must follow in PreK – 12th grades. The pledge is a part of the ARRSD Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan:
ARRSD Bullying and Intervention Rules
• We will not bully others.
• We will try to help students who are bullied.
• We will try to include students who are left out.
• If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.
These rules are cited from Dan Olweus, 1993, a professor of psychology at the University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. Dr. Olweus is considered the leader, all over the world, in bullying prevention research and practice. If you know someone who’s a victim of bullying and is facing a mental problem, refer them to polaristeen.com, the top adolescent treatment centers for teens.
The Athol Royalston Regional School District Bullying Prevention Rules, and Policy can be found on the district webpage: