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More than one out of every five students will be bullied this year. Bullying can be
pushing, shoving, hitting, name calling, making fun of, laughing at, and excluding
someone. Cyberbullying is when someone is tormenting, threatening, harassing
or humiliating someone on the internet, cell phone or through some other form of
digital technology. This is probably happening to someone you know and care


Poster Contest

Say NO to bullying... stand up, stand strong, stand together, stand CAROLINE KIND!

October is National Bullying Prevention Month!

To educate and raise awareness, we are encouraging all CCPS students to wear blue on Monday, October 5 in recognition of World Day of Bullying Prevention, sign the Anti-Bullying Pledge, and create a poster that shows what YOU can do to prevent bullying and to promote kindness and respect.


Contest Guidelines:


  • Design a poster related to bullying or cyberbullying prevention and attach this to your design. We have free art kits available. If you are in need of art supplies to create your poster, please see your school’s art teacher.

  • Be creative! Be colorful! Be YOU!

  • Include a POSITIVE slogan—examples include: “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully”, “Caution: Kindness Ahead”,
    “Friends Don’t Let Friends Become Bullies”, “Don’t Let a Cyberbully Push Your Buttons”. Another 
    suggestion is to consider incorporating your school-wide expectations such as “Keepin’ it R.E.A.L.” or “P.R.I.D.E”. Not sure what your school-wide expectations are? Click here.

  • Submit your entry by placing it in the marked box by any Caroline County Public School entrance. All entries due by Friday, October 9, 2020.

Entries will be displayed in Denton storefronts beginning on Wednesday, October 21st, which is also World Unity Day.


CCPS families and Caroline County residents are encouraged to wear orange on Wednesday October 21 in support of World Unity Day and to join us in exploring downtown Denton to view entries and vote for the People's Choice Award.

Contest Prizes

There will be one winner from each school and one overall “People’s Choice Award.” Winners will be
announced and prizes will awarded on Monday, October 26. 

Prize Descriptions:


Anti-Bullying Pledge

download PDF of anti-bullying pledge

This National Bullying Prevention Month, sign the anti-bullying pledge!

I make a COMMITMENT to take a stand against ALL bullying and cyberbullying.

I WILL treat others with RESPECT and KINDNESS.

I WILL have the COMPASSION to not be a bully and the COURAGE to not be a

I WILL accept and honor other people’s differences and be INCLUSIVE of those who
feel left out.

It is my RESPONSIBILITY to help others being bullied and to report bullying.

We invite you to download the pledge,

discuss it within your family,

make the commitment & sign it,

and turn it in with your poster entry.


School-Wide Expectations

Want to include your school-wide expectations on your poster?

Refresh your memory of what your school-wide expectations are below:

Denton Elementary: SWIM (click to view more details)

Federalsburg Elementary: SOAR (click to view more details)

Greensboro Elementary: 4 Bee's (click to view more details)

Preston Elementary: PAWS (click to view more details)

Ridgely Elementary: RES (click to view more details)

Colonel Richardson Middle School: Keepin' It R.E.A.L. (click to view more details)

Lockerman Middle School: P.R.I.D.E. (click to view more details)

Colonel Richardson High School: Colonel T.O.U.G.H. (click to view more details)

North Caroline High School: 11 Principles of Character (click to view more details)


For Teachers & Parents: Curricular Tie-Ins

Want to include anti-bullying activities in your curriculum this October?

Youngest Learners: 

Animated Book Read Aloud: Stick and Stone, by Beth Ferry

Video Read Aloud: I Like Myself, by Karen Beaumont

Scholastic Lesson Plan (PRINTABLE): Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

Sesame Street Resource Library (Videos & PRINTABLEs): Caring & Sharing

Arts-Based Bullying Prevention Activities

Bullying Prevention Toolkit for Elementary Educators

Middle Grade Learners: 

Bullying Explainer Video: Bullying? No Way!

Our Special Superpower Lesson Plan (PRINTABLE): Lesson Plan + Activities

Anti-Bullying Journal Writing Prompts: View at Journal Buddies

Standards-Aligned Cyberbullying Lesson Plan: Stand Up... and be InCtrl! 

Common Sense Media Cyberbullying Lesson Plan: Putting a STOP to Online Meanness

Arts-Based Bullying Prevention Activities

Secondary Age Learners: 

Common Sense Media Cyberbullying Lesson Plan: Online Disinhibition and Cyberbullying

Public Speaking Lesson Plan: The Impact of Bullying

Core-Aligned Antibullying Lesson Plan: Responding to Gossip

Arts-Based Bullying Prevention Activities

Embedding Bullying Prevention in Core Curriculum


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