Guam – The Guam Legislature, Judiciary, Department of Education and several community groups have partnered to declare October as bully prevention month.
A number of activities will be held throughout the month to encourage the island community to unite against bullying. Activities will include art and video contests for the island’s youth, the premier showing of a movie about bullying, and a roundtable discussion about bullying, cyber bullying and sexting.
During a proclamation signing at the legislature this morning, Chief Justice Philip Carbullido and DOE Deputy Superintendent Robert Malay discussed the partnership between DOE and the Judiciary in the fight against bullying.
“We are in partnership with the Judiciary from the School Attendance Officers to the School Resource 0fficers to the bullying prevention program that we utilize at our schools,” Malay told those gathered at in the legislative public hearing room. “We’ve seen the impact that its had we want to continue to see the impact that its had.”
“The SROs are a fine example of the good things that can happen when government entities come together,” Chief Justice Carbullido said.