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Travis County Sheriff’s Office Sponsors October Anti-Bullying Coloring Contest

published on October 8, 2012

anti bullying austinIn 2006, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office joined a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization called SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) in a nationwide effort to teach young people about issues such as conflict resolution, crime prevention, and anti-bullying. And, this month, students can use art to convey their anti-bullying message.

“This October, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring an anti-bullying coloring contest for Travis County students ages K-6th grade,” explained Senior Public Information Officer Roger Wade. “The contest is designed to teach area students how to recognize and prevent bullying in their schools and communities.”

Students have the opportunity to color an anti-bullying poster with the theme “Be a Buddy Not a Bully,” and it includes the Students Against Violence Everywhere pledge:

“I pledge to:

MAKE our school free from violence, drugs, and weapons;

AVOID violence at school and in my community;

WORK out problems peacefully; and

HELP others work out problems peacefully.”

The deadline for K-6th children to submit an entry is October 24, 2012. The winner will get a prize and a visit from the Sheriff at school!

Families should mail completed coloring pages to:

Travis County Sheriff’s Office

Community Outreach Unit

P.O. Box 1748

Austin, TX 78767

To get more information on the contest and/or download the poster, click here or call (512) 854-6615!

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