Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin announces bullying education and prevention resource for parents

February 13, 2014
MILWAUKEE - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin announced a new, online bullying education and prevention resource created just for parents, ParentsActNow.com. ParentsActNow.com provides parents with valuable information and effective strategies, including:
  • What to do if your child is being bullied or is bullying others
  • What is cyberbullying and sexual harassment and how to respond
  • How to contact your child’s school regarding bullying situations
  • What laws are in place regarding bullying
  • How to build your child’s resiliency
ParentsActNow.com supports the existing Act Now! student curriculum and school staff training. The e-learning student curriculum and the innovative staff training component help schools battle bullying by empowering bystanders and improving school climate. Act Now! for students and staff currently is offered at no cost to Wisconsin schools thanks to the generosity of many funding partners, especially Zink the Zebra Foundation. During the 2012-13 school year, over 31,000 students, representing over 100 school districts, participated statewide.
 
“Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is committed to keeping kids healthy and safe. That’s why we created Act Now! bullying prevention e-learning courses. Our research proves Act Now! is effective in producing positive changes in knowledge, attitude and behavior and improving school climate,” said Bridget Clementi, director, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Health. “Parents have asked for strategies to help their children avoid being bullied or prevent them from bullying others. This new resource for parents of school-age children from K4 through high school will be a valuable tool in helping to reduce bullying, making schools safer and ensuring that children will feel safe so they can learn.”

For more information about Act Now! and other Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin e-learning programs, call toll-free (866) 228-5670 or visit healthykidslearnmore.com.