All four Glenbard high schools are taking steps to prevent bullying, including observing World Day of Bullying Prevention.
In recognition of World Day of Bullying Prevention, Glenbard North Students Against Destructive Decisions/Students for Students is selling blue T-shirts with the message, "Hurting others doesn't make you hurt less." Students and staff are being asked to wear them on Monday, Oct. 7.
Glenbard North also is offering a blue wristband with the message "Band Against Bullying" to the first 300 students, who will be asked to wear them during October. Also on Oct. 7, Glenbard North will ask students to sign a blue link to show their commitment to stand up to bullying. The links will be used to make a chain to hang in the school lobby.
Glenbard South and Glenbard West also will participate in Blue Shirt Day Oct. 7 to help spread awareness and prevention of bullying. The staff and students both high schools are encouraged to wear blue in support of World Day of Bullying Prevention.
Blue Shirt Day is organized by Stomp Out Bullying, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of this national problem. Blue Shirt Day is sponsored by West’s student council, PRISM, Student For Students, and the West Way committee.
Glenbard East will be observe Anti-Bully Week Nov. 4-11, due to Homecoming activities in October. The theme of the week will be, "Words Can Hurt." East’s Students for Students will create a video and encourage students to take a pledge against bullying by signing a Band-Aid that will be displayed in the main hallway.
During lunch periods Nov. 7, Glenbard East will host a Words Can Hurt Anti-Bullying Forum created by students, for students. Six students will share their stories about being bullied, being a bully and being a bystander participant. Each student will describe how their story has impacted their life and how they have overcome their obstacles.