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October 4, 2012

School board discusses cyberbullying workshop

— Limestone County Schools Board of Education discussed plans at their Tuesday meeting to bring in an expert on cyberbullying to speak with every middle school child in the school district.

Superintendent Dr. Thomas Sisk recommended a series of workshops featuring national speaker Phil Chalmers, a former sheriff’s deputy who has been called America’s leading authority on juvenile homicide.

The cyberbullying campaign will be a cooperative effort with Sheriff Mike Blakely and the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department.

Sisk said select administrators from across the district would attend cyberbullying prevention training Oct. 9 in Huntsville.

“In working together with teachers, students and administrators, we are working toward educating people about what bullying really is, how to recognize it and how to confront it,” Sisk said.

Sisk said a newsletter called School-Link would be sent home with elementary, middle school and high school students to help educate family members on the subject.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Started in 2006, it’s a time designated for communities nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach and education.

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