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Keller school district summit aims for bullying prevention

The Keller school district is hosting the Bullying Prevention Summit Aug. 2 to help parents, educators and community members fight bullying.

“Our focus is education, and we wanted to open that up to the whole community,” said Laura Lockhart, Florence Elementary principal and one of the event’s organizers.

The summit will be held in two identical sessions, one from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and one from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Keller ISD Education Center, 350 Keller Pkwy.

A keynote address by Paul Coughlin, an educator and author of “Raising Bully-Proof Kids” will be followed by workshops on topics including cyber bullying, sextingand bullying in the classroom and at home.

The summit is sponsored by the Keller school district’s anti-bullying program and its committee, called R.O.C.K. (Reaching Out with Character and Kindness).

The event is free and open to the public, but participants are required to register online by July 11. For more information, go to kellerisd.net and click on the link “KISD to host Bullying Prevention Summit.”

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