The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is offering lessons on bullying prevention and resilience to elementary school educators throughout the Commonwealth.

While the vision of the agency is that each and every student becomes empowered and equipped to pursue a successful future, we want to make sure that every student in Kentucky also feels safe. The agency acknowledges that many students have endured trauma in many ways – including bullying – and wants to help teach students ways to get help and overcome the difficulties that have occurred and will occur in their lives.

These exemplars serve as a first step in helping Kentucky educators address bullying and resilience at the elementary level. We hope to inspire you, your school and your district to continue these needed conversations so that all of our children feel safe.

As a reminder, the target grades for these lessons are grades 3-5.

In the resources section, one of our counselors suggests a tip line for bullying. If schools or districts create their own tip lines, please include a disclaimer that the tips are not monitored 24/7. Also add the following: “If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call_____, or seek help immediately by _______.”