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Students at James S. Hogg Elementary wear their Band Against Bullying bracelets as they hold hands to symbolize their anti-bullying stance.
The Dallas Independent School District is taking on the issue of bullying, with "Band Against Bullying Week" this week.
The DISD Board of Trustees approved an anti-bullying policy in November 2010, but this week teachers and students hope to start a conversation on stopping bullying in school.
The theme is "Bullying Stops Here" with assemblies planned Monday district-wide.
Some of the activities planned, according to a DISD news release include:
Some schools even revealed specific activities planned during the week.
Monday morning students and staff at James S. Hogg Elementary lined up and held hands to symbolize their Band Against Bullying.
On Tuesday, third graders at K. B. Polk Center for Academically Talented and Gifted will spell out hurtful words and actions in toothpaste then trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube as a symbol you can't take things back even with an apology.
"I am encouraged by the commitment being shown by principals, teachers, counselors, and parents to work with our children in this important initiative," said Interim Elementary Division Executive Shirley Ison-Newsome.