NEW ROCHELLE, NY — National Bullying Prevention Month kicks off this October across the nation. According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, every day, thousands of young people experience bullying from their peers while at school, after school in their neighborhoods, and even when they are at home, through social media and texts.
“There are many ways to support bullying prevention as an individual or with friends and family, and within your school or community,” the center states on its website. (Learn some here.)
Here’s what the City School District of New Rochelle says about bullying:
The School District acknowledges that bullying and other forms of harassment or discrimination are disruptive and harmful to our students. Because bullying and other forms of harassment or discrimination are detrimental to our learning environment, our sense of community, and an individual’s well being, the School District does not and will not condone bullying, harassment or discrimination of any kind. The School District strictly prohibits all forms of bullying, harassment and discrimination by district employees or students on school property or at school functions, regardless of whether they are conducted on the premises of the School District. The School District also prohibits all forms of off-campus bullying, harassment or discrimination including, but not limited to, “internet” or “cyber-bullying,” which may include the use of instant messaging, e-mail, websites, chat rooms and text messaging, or other acts in violation of this policy when such acts create a hostile environment for the victim at school, infringe upon the rights of a victim at school, or materially and substantially disrupt the educational process or the orderly operation of any school in the School District.
Any student who believes that he or she is being bullied, harassed or discriminated against, or who has knowledge of bullying, harassing or discriminating behavior must report it. Students must report the bullying, harassment or discrimination to a staff member.
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Published at Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:28:00 +0000