School district promotes safety and wellness web site

POSTED: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 2:32pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

WACO -- The state passed anti-bullying legislation this spring but now a central Texas school district is taking it a step further.

Midway ISD launched a new safety and wellness web site as an anti-bullying resource for parents and students.

Some of its features include a bully tip-line, an on-line report and cartoon webisodes for younger students.

Officials say the site aims at taking a positive approach to combating bullying.

"What we should be talking about is positive behaviors and what we should be talking to our students about is the power that you find when folks come together and work as a team aimed at a common goal and that is we would focus on that. If we would really mobilize the energy the efforts the creativity of our students and our community a lot of these negative behaviors will take care of themselves," said Chris Allen, Assistant Superintendent Administrative Services for Midway ISD.

Allen said the worst time to respond to a problem is when the crisis has already occurred so this site is aimed at preventing that.

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