Initial Project Timeline and Accomplishments
- July 2014 - Mayor Euille joins the U. S. Mayor's Campaign to End Bullying
- August-September 2014 - Initial Planning
- October 2014 - Mayor Euille Today" televised discussion:
- Mayor's Charge to Community
- October 20, 2014 - Campaign Kickoff: Screening of "Bully" movie Mayor's Charge and Commitment Pledges
- November 3, 2014 - Response to "Bully" Movie Commitment Pledge
- Major Insights/Recommended Next Steps
- December 8, 2014 - Defining Bullying/Sharing Personal Stories; Discuss Logo, Slogan, and Outreach
- January - March 2015 - End Bullying Campaign shared with local coalitions and commissions.
- March 17, 2015 - Campaign Marketing and Work Groups
- March 24, 2015 - Campaign presented to City Council New Slogan: Bully Free Starts with Me! Logo Design: nearly complete
- April 9, 2015 - Taping of "Mayor Euille Today" Campaign Update
- April 25, 2015 - Earth Day Celebration – April 25, 2015
- May 4, 2015 - First airing of "Mayor Euille Today" Campaign Update
- May 4 and June 10, 2015 - Next Stakeholders Meetings
- September-October 2015 - Bullying Prevention Month Poster Gallery
- Student voice is leading many related efforts, including logo development, peer planning sessions, participation in the Mayor Euille Today show and participation in the Stakeholders Working Groups.
- City agencies that work with youth and families are engaging this conversation.
- ACPS FACE Center is sponsoring development of videos to address cyberbullying and conducting positive discipline training for families.
- Specific outreach to the faith community is scheduled for late spring.
- The Stakeholders marketed the "Bully Free Starts with Me!" campaign as part of the City's Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 25.
- Adult advocacy to prevent and/or intervene with respect to bullying is increasing. Youth and adults are having many more conversations about the impact of bullying and the roles that witnesses /bystanders can play.
- Groups are exploring such programs as Safe Schools Ambassador Delegation and Bully Free School.
- Groups are exploring summer 2015 outreach to the business community.
- In the words of our students:
- The "I will …" pledge is important and needs to be emphasized.
- We need to think through the root causes for why students and/or adults do not intervene when they witness bullying.
- This campaign will only work when we touch the heart, mind and soul of our community.
- We need to make transforming our community culture a priority.
- We need to address the speed with which cyberbullying does damage.
- There needs to be a system of constructive consequences for bullying.
- Everyone needs to own the responsibility of paying attention, preventing and intervening when bullying occurs.
- Each one of us needs to answer the question, "What am I going to do?
Initial Meeting Agendas, Materials & Presentations
- November 3 Stakeholder's Meeting: Discussion Questions and Stakeholders Input
- November 3 Stakeholders Meeting: Agenda
- October 20, 2014 Stakeholders Meeting: Materials
To address concerns about bullying or to report a bullying incident, please inform your school's principal.
Contact Alexandria Safe Place at 703.746.5400 for 24-hour access to immediate help and support for young people (ages 5-18) in crisis.
Emma Beall at 703.746.3670.
For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at 703.746.3959.