Logan High School and Logan Middle School has partnered with U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin as part of the Safe, Supportive Schools program to provide a day long student behavior intervention program.
Behavior intervention programs are geared to helping students know and understand acceptable standards of behavior in school settings in an effort to prevent behavior problems.
On Tuesday, December 4, Goodwin, along with Major General James Hoyer and U. S. Marshal John Foster, will conduct presentations for students at both Logan Middle and Logan High Schools. Their presentation is designed to teach youth about the importance of making healthy decisions.
The presentation will address anti-bullying, informing faculty, staff, and students about the seriousness of bullying and ways it can be prevented. Additionally, it will give students strategies on what to do if they are bullied or threatened. It will also teach students what to do if they see someone other than themselves being victimized by a bully.
The presentation will cover Internet safety in an effort to increase awareness of acceptable Internet practices and potential dangers through the following topics: Internet Uses, Internet and the Law, Online Communication Modes, Protecting Personal Information, Guidelines for Safe Surfing and Online Communication.
Finally, their presentation will address drug and alcohol prevention. It will outline the serious consequences of drug and alcohol abuse and balance this with messages that abuse is not an acceptable social norm. Presenters hope to increase awareness and knowledge of the problems, prevalence, and adverse consequences of both prescription and over the counter drugs, and the knowledge that these drugs are not safer than street drugs.
Logan Middle School students will attend this presentation at 9 a.m. at Logan Middle School. Logan High School freshman will attend this presentation at 10:30 a.m. and sophomores will attend at noon, in the little theater of Logan High School.