BULLYING & CYBER-BULLYING
Dublin Unified School District's board policy, BP 5131, recognizes the harmful effects of bullying on student learning and school attendance. Our priority is to provide a safe school environment that protects students from physical and emotional harm. If you feel your child is being bullied we provide you this road map to assist you with any bullying issue.
WHAT IS BULLYING?
~ Bullying is exposing a person to abusive actions repeatedly over time. Being aware of children's teasing and acknowledging injured feelings are always important. However, it becomes a bullying concern when harmful or aggressive behavior toward an individual or group appear to be unprovoked, and usually repeated.
~ Bullying is a form of violence. It involves a real or perceived imbalance of power, with the more powerful child or group attacking those who are less powerful. Bullying may be physical (hitting kicking spitting, pushing), verbal (taunting, malicious teasing, name calling, threatening), or emotional (spreading rumors, manipulating social relationships, extorting, or intimidating). Bullying can occur face-to-face or in the online world.
~ Bullying is one or more acts by a pupil or group of pupils directed against another pupil that constitutes sexual harassment, hate violence, severe or pervasive intentional harassment, threats or intimidation that is disruptive, causes disorder, and invades the rights of others by creating an intimidating or hostile environment and includes acts that are committed personally or by means of an electronic act as defined.
~ An "electronic bullying" is defined as transmission of a communication, including, but not limited to a message, text, sound, or image by means of an electronic device, including but not limited to a telephone, wireless telephone or other wireless communication device, computer or paper.
WHAT IF MY CHILD IS BEING BULLIED?
If you feel that your child is experiencing any of the actions defined as bullying as defined by the California Board of Education:
| Electronic Bullying|| Name Calling|
| Being Threatened || Objects of Rumors|
| Hitting|| Kicking|
| Spitting|| Pushing|
| Taunting|| Malicious Teasing|
| Social Relationships being manipulated|| Extortion|
Dublin Unified School District recommends you take any of the actions listed below
1. Inform your child's teacher or site administrator
2. Download the Report of Concern Form. Fill it out and email it or drop it by your child's school office, directing it to the school site administrator. Direct the Report of Concern to the following people (click on their name to send email): Elementary School ~ 3. Fill out online "Anonymous Tips" form.
Go to the website of your child's school and click on the icon in the gray Quicklinks area. Click on the icon and complete the form.
If you have any questions, please contact Tess Johnson, Student Services Director
at 925 828 2551 ext 8035