Fairhope Middle School’s Bullying Prevention Programs
Bullying Prevention Activities: Character education morning announcements are made each day by students to promote kindness, tolerance, and respect among the student body.
Anti-bullying posters are placed in the hallways which address kindness and how to handle and report bullying. A recent bullying survey indicated that 90% of the student body surveyed agree that the school is a safe place. The survey also showed that 81% of respondents are familiar with the Jamari Terrell Williams Bullying Prevention Act.
Anti-bullying Assembly: An annual Anti-bullying Assembly is conducted for 7th grade students in early September. Bullying prevention video clips are shown and Peer Helpers discuss what students should do if they are bullied. Counselors present information regarding the Jarmari Terrell Williams Student Bullying Prevention Act and bullying/harassment reporting procedures. The online service to report bullying, which is available to all FMS students on the school website, is introduced. The assembly concludes with the students signing Fairhope Middle School’s Anti-Bullying/Harassment Contract, which is then taken home for a parent signature. Bullying prevention is addressed for 8th grade students during the orientation conducted by the 8th grade Counselor.
Film Screening: The 7th grade girls participate in the film screening of “Finding Kind” which addresses girl on girl bullying. The recent Finding Kind survey indicated that 99% of 7th grade girls reported that the Finding Kind film experience made them want to be kind to other girls, 97% reported that they were happy that they experienced the Finding Kind film event, and 91% reported that because of the Finding Kind film event, they no longer want to participate in gossip and drama.
Choose Kindness Week: Choose Kindness Week is an annual event to promote kindness and respect of others. Activities include daily announcements from students about kindness and its positive effect on others, viewing random acts of kindness videos and discussion, student commitments to be kind to fellow peers and family members, thank you notes written or texted to others, and a parent kindness carline activity sponsored by the Peer Helper Program.
Bullying Online Reporting: The School Counselors monitor an online bullying reporting system located on the homepage of the school website. Reports are investigated and followed up by the School Counselors, and Administration is notified if discipline intervention is indicated. Reporting is confidential.Bullying Awareness Posters in the HallDo The High FiveChoose Kindness Week
Daily Character Education Announcements Sponsored By thePeer Helper ProgramAnti-Bullying Assembly for 7th GradeFinding Kind Assembly/Film Screening for7th Grade Girls at the FHS Black Box TheatreStudent Harassment and Bullying Complaint Formsare Located in the Counselors' OfficeOnline Bullying Reporting is on the Homepage of the School Website