Anti-Bullying

IMPORTANT – Please read this page before reporting an incident.  Thank you!

Click Here to Report Bullying

https://ryu.pasco.k12.fl.us/do-mform/view.php?id=31389

ryu.pasco.k12.fl.us
Bullying Complaint Report Form. DISCLAIMER – Information from this form will be treated confidentially. We will only share this information with appropriate school personnel and law enforcement (if applicable.)

 

Harassment or bullying of students or staff is an extremely serious violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
It can also be a violation of criminal law. The district will not tolerate unlawful bullying and harassment, including sex-based harassment, in schools or school campuses, school sponsored buses, school-related or school-sponsored events, or through the use of technology or any electronic communication. The physical location or time of access of a computer-related incident cannot be raised as a defense in any disciplinary action initiated pursuant to this policy.

“Harassment” means any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture, use of data or computer software, or written, verbal or physical conduct directed against a student or employee that:

  1. Places a student or employee in reasonable fear of harm to his or her person or damage to his or her property
  2. Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s educational performance, opportunities, or benefits
  3. Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of school

Any student who believes he or she has been subjected to sexual harassment, sexual assault, gender-based harassment, other sex-based harassment or targeted for any other reason should immediately report the harassment to the district. The district is committed to taking immediate action to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and reduce its effects. Students found to have engaged in acts of harassment or sex-based harassment will be subject to prompt disciplinary action, including, if warranted, suspension or expulsion. Students, parents, and staff are encouraged to work together to prevent sex-based harassment.

Florida law allows anonymous reporting of bullying, harassment, and hazing. “Hazing” means any action or situation that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student at a school with any of grades 6 through 12 for purposes including, but not limited to, initiation or admission into or affiliation with any organization operating under the sanction of a school with any of grades 6 through 12. “Hazing” includes, but is not limited to:

(a) Pressuring, coercing, or forcing a student into:
1. Violating state or federal law;
2. Consuming any food, liquor, drug, or other substance; or
3. Participating in physical activity that could adversely affect the health or safety of the student.
(b) Any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, or exposure to the elements.

Hazing does not include customary athletic events or other similar contests or competitions or any activity or conduct that furthers a legal and legitimate objective.

Haga clic aquí para la versión española…

 

TOGETHER WE STAND

Bullying is everyone’s problem. The following banner is going to be displayed on every school website, as well as the home page of the District website. You can always click on this banner to report an incident.

Click here to report bullying   https://ryu.pasco.k12.fl.us/do-mform/view.php?id=31389

PROGRAMS TO REDUCE BULLYING

ABC’s of Bullying: Addressing, Blocking, and Curbing School Aggression (curriculum)
https://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/resources/abcs-bullying-addressing-blocking-and-curbing-school-aggression
http://www.cdrcp.com/pdf/Bullying%20Prevention%20and%20Intervention%20-%20Teachers.pdf

About Face: Turning Away From Hate (Violence Prevention)
http://centipede.spcollege.edu/aboutface/AboutFace/index.html

centipede.spcollege.edu
This site helps to facilitate classroom discussions on the sensitive topic of hate crimes and hate incidents. It also gives opportunities for school resource officers, teachers, counselors and administrators to inform students about policies specific to their schools, their state and the enhanced penalties that exist under federal hate crimes laws. The program is geared toward middle and high school students. Overall, the program strives to educate students about state and federal hate crimes law, build problem-solving skills in dealing with prejudice and bias, and create a climate of respect in our schools.

 

Common Sense K-12 Digital Citizenship
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digital-citizenship

www.commonsensemedia.org
When you teach digital citizenship to your students, you help create a positive school culture that supports safe and responsible technology use. Our K–12 digital citizenship program is a comprehensive learning curriculum including lesson plans, videos, games, assessments, teacher training, support materials, and more.

 

Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment in our Nation’s Classrooms
https://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/creating-safe-and-respectful-environment-our-nations-classrooms-training-toolkit

safesupportivelearning.ed.gov
The contents of the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments Web site were assembled under contracts from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students to the American Institutes for Research (AIR), Contract Numbers ED-ESE-12-O-0035 and ED-ESE-16-A-0002. This …

 

Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment on our Nation’s Buses

https://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/creating-safe-and-respectful-environment-our-nations-school-buses-training-toolkit

safesupportivelearning.ed.gov
The contents of the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments Web site were assembled under contracts from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students to the American Institutes for Research (AIR), Contract Numbers ED-ESE-12-O-0035 and ED-ESE-16-A-0002. This …

 

National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices: Anti-bullying curriculum for K-12 students (enter ‘bully’ as the keyword)
http://www.samhsa.gov/nrepp

www.samhsa.gov
Please read Assistant Secretary Elinore F. McCance-Katz’s statement about NREPP and evidence-based practices here.

 

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (Tiered Supports)
https://pasco.instructure.com/courses/37296
http://www.pbis.org/school/bully-prevention

www.pbis.org
Bullying Prevention in PBIS: Expect Respect (Middle & High School Level) The purpose of this handbook is to improve the success of schools as effective learning environments.

 

Restorative Practices (Tiered Supports)
https://pasco.instructure.com/courses/140027

pasco.instructure.com
Select your user type for logging into myLearning, Pasco County Schools’ implementation of Canvas LMS.

http://www.safeschools.info/content/BPRPWhitePaper2014.pdf

www.safeschools.info
Integrating Bullying Prevention and Restorative Practices in Schools 3 The social climate of a school matters. Schools where children feel safe, con-

 

Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center (SSSTA)
https://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/

safesupportivelearning.ed.gov
Welcome! The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments offers information and technical assistance to States, districts, schools, institutions of higher learning, and communities focused on improving student supports and academic enrichment.

 

Safer Smarter Kids (Abuse Prevention)
https://safersmarterkids.org/teachers/curriculum/

safersmarterkids.org
Engaging Teachers, Empowering Children, Educating Parents Child abuse occurs at all socioeconomic levels, across all ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions, and at all levels of education.

Second Step and Steps to Respect (Social Skills)
http://www.cfchildren.org/bullying-prevention

Stopbullying.gov
https://www.stopbullying.gov/

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s model programs guide
https://www.ojjdp.gov/mpg

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Phone Number = 1-800-273-TALK)

Pepin Pasco Anti-Bullying contact:  Katherine Burns   kburns@theacademies.us