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Anti-Bullying Resources

DASA - Dignity for All Students Act

               New York State Law
 
Provides schools with a safe and supportive environment free from:
  • Discrimination   
  • Intimidation
  • Taunting
  • Harassment
  • Bullying 

Where?
  • School Property, Bus, School Functions
     
What is Bullying?

Bullying is defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
 

Types of Bullying:

 
Verbal Aggression: Saying or writing mean things.
 
Verbal aggression includes:
  • Teasing
  • Name-calling
  • Comments or jokes that are racist, homophobic, sexist, ableist, etc...
  • Inappropriate sexual comments
  • Taunting
  • Threatening to cause harm

     
Social Alienation: Involves hurting someone's reputation or relationships (sometimes referred to as relational bullying).
 
Social alienation includes:
  • Leaving someone out on purpose
  • Telling other kids not to be friends with someone
  • Spreading rumors about someone
  • Embarrassing someone in public

     
Physical Aggression: Involves hurting a person's body or possessions.
 
Physical aggression includes:
  • Hitting/kicking/pinching/choking
  • Spitting
  • Tripping/pushing
  • Taking or breaking someone's things
  • Throwing objects at someone
  • Making mean or rude hand gestures
     
Cyber-Bullying:
 
Cyber-bullying is defined as bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat and websites.
 
Cyber-bullying includes:
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Rumor spreading
  • Sharing of other’s personal information without their consent
  • Mocking, belittling, or defaming
  • Impersonation
     

What can you do?

Strategies:
  • Walk away
  • Ignore the situation
  • Use humor
  • Don't engage in communication/block the person
  • Report incidents if not resolved or they get worse
  • Tell a parent, teacher or other trusted adult
  • Ask for support
     
Resources for Students: Resources for Parents: Resources for Teachers:
   


Anonymous Alerts

The Auburn Enlarged City School District is pleased to introduce a new communications tool called Anonymous Alerts®.

For more information, please visit the Anonymous Alerts web page, or click on the Anonymous Alerts badge below to anonymously submit any suspicious activity, bullying, or other student-related issues to a school administrator.
 


 
 
Superintendent: Jeffrey Pirozzolo
Phone: 315.255.8800
Address: 78 Thornton Avenue | Auburn, NY 13021