Second Step Bullying Prevention at Horizon Elementary


    Click HERE to view the LCPS Bullying Prevention and Education Policy.

    If you have any concerns regarding bullying, please contact one of our Bullying Prevention Coordinators- Neil Kraus at or Meredith Wetmore at

    Loudoun County Public Schools implement a county-wide bullying prevention program to teach students how to identify bullying behavior and appropriate ways to solve possible bullying concerns. LCPS School Counselors provide a Bullying Prevention curriculum (through Second Step) which is delivered to all students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. This evidence-based program provides students with four bullying prevention lessons each year. The lesson focuses on 3R’s, and teaches students how to Recognize, Report, and Refuse bullying behavior.

Second Step
  • Bullying is behavior that is:

    • Repeated
    • Intentional
    • Has an imbalance of power
    The Bullying Prevention Lessons teach students how to:      
    • Be safe and respectful
    • Recognize Bullying
    • Report Bullying
    • Refuse Bullying
    • Be an bystander who helps stop bullying 
Last Modified on September 21, 2023