Maryland first lady Katie O'Malley launched the state's Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week at Pikesville Middle School, which she praised as a "model school" for its efforts to prevent and address bullying. The school adopted "The Pikesville Way" approach several years ago, and teachers there provide students short daily lessons in four positive behaviors to prevent bullying -- respect, responsibility, cooperation and accountability -- which educators and students also said need to be taught at home.

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