Every day the impact of bullying is felt in classrooms across the nation. It negatively affects the lives the bullier, the target and the witness. Bullying and its prevention has become a critical issue for schools, communities, and parents alike. It’s no longer about “kids being kids”.
Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL) views bullying as a form of child abuse – peer to peer. Because of this, KCSL is taking an active role to provide resources to teens, parents, teachers and communities to help prevent bullying in Kansas high schools.
The Kansas Department of Education (KSDE) along with the Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL) has recognized a need to develop a resource helpline for parents and youth directly dealing with the serious issue of bullying. If you have questions about a bullying situation please call our 24 Hour Parent & Youth Resource Hotline at 1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5373). The Resource Line can also be contacted via text or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This anonymous helpline is staffed by trained professionals and volunteers who listen to each caller’s concerns and seek to provide the caller with resources that can assist them. We strive to provide connections, empower people and transform our culture to one of kindness. The Parent & Youth Resource Hotline has the capabilities to communicate with all non-English speaking callers.
In addition, KCSL provides an array of online learning opportunities for teachers on bullying issues. The best way to make a difference is by educating those involved and providing resources on how to handle bullying situations.