In 4th-12th grade classrooms across Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the Katie Brown Educational Program Educators discuss, with students, the harmful and dangerous impact of bullying or dating violence. Students share how violence, specifically emotional violence, could potentially lead a peer to consider taking their own life. Educators at the KBEP always reinforce the importance of saying something to a trusted adult.
- Say Something if you witness bullying or dating violence.
- Say Something if you are being treated with violence.
- Say Something if someone threatens to hurt themselves or someone else.
- Say Something if someone is in danger.
We also stress the difference between gossiping to friends/peers versus reporting to a trusted adult. The teachers in school and adults in our lives are here to help keep us safe; to do so, they need information!
National Say Something Week is February 25, 2019- March 1, 2019, to raise awareness and educate students and the community about the power young people have to prevent tragedies and save lives when they Say Something to a trusted adult. Say Something teaches students, grades 6-12, how to look for warning signs, signals, and threats, especially on social media, from a peer who might be planning to hurt themselves or someone else and to say something to a trusted adult to get help and save a life.