Grayson County schools will be working all next week to educate and bring awareness to bullying. The week will start with an Anti-Bullying Expert to Speak with Students, Parents: Involvement, Communication Key to Prevention - Bullying is one of the most talked-about topics today - in schools, on the playground, even in the workplace. Jerry Ackerman, nationally renowned anti-bullying expert and motivational speaker will visit Grayson County on Monday, October 21, to speak with middle and high school students, about the all too prevalent issue. A special evening session will be held for parents of all ages beginning at 6 pm at GCMS.
Ackerman is dynamic, interactive and a great resource for equipping parents with practical steps to reduce the influence of social media and strengthen the parent-child relationship. He includes tips on how parents can best help their child if bullying occurs. Ackerman believes communication can prevent bullying, and the more involved parents are with their children, the more likely they will be to prevent bullying. Based on a Search Institute Survey, students really do want their parents more involved in school.
Ackerman’s presentation coincides with Safe Schools Week and Bully Prevention Month in Grayson County Schools. It will be a great opportunity to learn important skills on how to support and guide children. Designed especially parents of all school age children, anyone who works with children is encouraged to attend. For more information on Jerry Ackerman, visit his website: jerryackerman.net.