Dignity for All: Protecting Our Students from Bullying [VIDEO]

Peter DeWitt, author of Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students, is a nationally renowned advocate for student rights. As an elementary school principal, Peter is passionate about empowering teachers and administrators to protect vulnerable students, particularly the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community. Through a culture of acceptance and a firm stance against bullying, schools can make all students feel safe so they can maximize their full potential.
Teachers are the power in this, because they can do this in their classrooms, but they're not going to do it without administrator approval...

As Peter mentions in this video, the Dignity for All Students Act of 2010 is New York State’s law protecting students from bullying, and the Equal Access Act of 1984 allows all students the right to form extracurricular clubs and activities. These are both important first steps to ensuring the protection of all students, but as Peter says, “those policies are only as good as the paper they’re written on” without the collective efforts of teachers and administrators.

Watch the video to see what he has to say about protecting our students and allowing everyone an equal voice!

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