Bullying and Harrasment

Bullying in schools is an issue that has been often talked about recently in the news and media. Our state government has most recently taken action to enforce an act relative to bullying, Chapter 92, of the Acts of 2010. At Davis Hill we have met as a staff to discuss this topic. As a result of that I have formed a committee that meets monthly. The committee consists of my Assistant Principal, my School Psychologist and my School Nurse, to bring forward any issues relating to complaints or reports, of bullying at our school. We already have in place a Safe Schools Initiative Form for Incident Reporting in regards to bullying, along with a checklist for investigating bullying and harassment complaints. These forms initiate a process that immediately looks into complaints that or issues that we hear about or see.

I have included in this section of our web page, information that I have found to be useful and up to date. One comes from “Kidpower”, an international group that has some very good literature and research on many topics related to children.

Please look over the sites listed and let me know if there is any way that we may be of help. Parents and guardians are often the first ones that may sense something is going on with their child. If you have any questions or concerns relating to harassment or bullying, please notify your child’s teacher, our School Psychologist, our Assistant Principal or me, by note, e-mail or phone call.

Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan

Kidpower.com: Bullying in Schools

Additional Links

For Students

Avoiding and Responding to Problems on Facebook

Tips to Help Stop Cyberbullying

Tips to Prevent Sexting

Choose What Happens Next: AdCouncil Interactive YouTube

Give It a Ponder

Cyberbullying Guide for Students

Cyberbullying FAQ for Teens

Cyberbullies Advice for Kids (Shrink the Cyberbully Game)

Spotlight on Cyberbullying

For Parents

Cyberbullying: A Guide for Parents

Social Networking: A Guide for Parents

When Your Child is Being Bullied: A Guide for Parents

Should my child be online?

Advice for Parents on Cyberbullying

Home Connection by Grade Level

STOP Cyberbullying

Bullying. No Way!

Chatting with Kids about Being Online

The Net Neighborhood

For Educators

MARC Anti-Bullying Program : MA Faculty Training Handbook

Educator's Guide to Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats

Diigo List of Cyberbullying Video Clips

Cyberbullying Lessons and Activities

Home Connection by Grade Level

Prevention Activities for School, Families, and Community

Cyberbullying 101 for Educators

STOP Cyberbullying

Eyes on Bullying Toolkit

The Net Neighborhood

For Administrators

MARC Anti-Bullying Program: MA Administrator Training Handbook

Administrator's Guide to Addressing Cyberbullying Incidents

Research on Cyberbullying in MA (MARC)

School District Cyberbullying Policy samples

Cyberbullying Research Center