Bullying can become a serious issue for some students, whether a student is being bullied or for students that witness to bullying over time.
During the 2014-2015 school year, the Alvin ISD Police Department initiated an effort to provide a presentation to address anti-bullying to students in grade levels 3-5 at every elementary campus within the district. Through this initiative, Officer Parker spoke to over 4,500 students in the district on "How to Be a Buddy, Not a Bully", She also included ways to deter acts of bullying and how to properly report bullying incidents.
During the 2016-2017 school year, this same initiative not only continued at the elementary level, but AISD PD also expanded their efforts to include presentations at the junior high level. Students in grades 6 were presented information on anti-bullying and on cyber-bullying. Students in grades 7 and 8 received the same information on cyber-bullying, but were also presented information on sexting and the repercussions that may arise from such behavior. Four junior high campuses participated in this effort, reaching more then 3,400 sixth through eighth grade students.
AISD PD has a continuing goal to reach all elementary and junior high campuses in 2017-2018 school year.