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					                 Beyond Bullying:

Working Together to Keep Our Schools Safe!

                    CAC meeting
                    April 3, 2012
    Felicia Stuckey‐Smith J.D., Director, Student Services
  James Wogan, LCSW, PPSC, Administrator, School Linked 
                          Services
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                What is Bullying?
Bullying occurs when one or more students
threaten, harass or intimidate another
student through words, or actions
including:
a. Direct physical contact such as hitting or
    shoving
b. Verbal assaults such as teasing or
    name-calling
c. Socially isolating or manipulating a
    student
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        Specific Examples of Bullying
 For the purpose of further clarification, bullying 
includes, but is not limited to:
 Making unsolicited written, verbal, physical 
and/or visual contact. 
   Examples include:
 (1) Written ‐ intimidating/threatening 
letters, notes, or messages  
 (2) Verbal ‐ intimidating/threatening 
comments, slurs, innuendos, teasing, jokes or 
epithets.
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      Specific Examples of Bullying
(3) Visual - leering or gestures
(4) Physical
  A. Hitting, slapping and/or pinching
  B. Making reprisals, threats of reprisal, or
  implied threats of reprisal.
  C. Engaging in implicit or explicit coercive
  behavior to control, influence or affect the
  health and well being of a student.



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         What is Cyberbullying?
 One of greatest and fastest growing threats to our
youth today is cyberbullying.

  With the explosion of technology and social
networking sites on the Internet, bullying has moved
from physical confrontation in the schoolyard to a more
psychologically damaging experience.




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            What is Cyberbullying?
•Threatening text messages, unauthorized
dissemination of private videos, and Facebook and
postings on social networking sites are just a few of
the many ways students use cell phones and
computers to ridicule, humiliate, harass and intimidate
one another

•CA Education Code 48900 (r)
    Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited
    to, bullying committed by means of an electronic act, as
    defined in subdivisions (f) and (g) of Section 32261,
    directed specifically toward a pupil or school personnel.

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         Warning Signs: Being Bullied

 Comes home with damaged or missing clothing or 
other belongings
 Reports losing items such as books, electronics, 
clothing, or jewelry
 Has unexplained injuries
 Complains frequently of headaches, stomachaches, 
or feeling sick
 Has trouble sleeping or has frequent bad dreams
 Has changes in eating habits
 Puts self down / self injurious behaviors
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        Warning Signs: Being Bullied
 Are very hungry after school from not eating their lunch
 Runs away from home
 Loses interest in visiting or talking with friends
 Is afraid of going to school or other activities with peers
 Loses interest in school work or begins to do poorly in 
school
 Appears sad, moody, angry, anxious or depressed when 
they come home
 Feels like they are not good enough
 Suddenly has fewer friends
 Avoids certain places
 Sudden changes in behavior, attire, or mood. 


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        Warning Signs: Cyberbullying

A child may be a victim of cyberbullying if he or she…
•Unexpectedly stops using the computer
•Appears nervous or jumpy when an Instant Message, text m
essage, or Email appears
•Appears uneasy about going to school or outside in general
•Appears to be angry, depressed, or frustrated after using the
 computer
•Avoids discussions about what they are doing on the computer
•Becomes withdrawn from usual friends and family members




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          A child may be cyberbullying others 
                     if he or she…
•Quickly switches screens or closes computer programs  
when you walk by
•Uses the computer at all hours of the night
•Gets unusually upset if he/she cannot use the
computer
• Laughs excessively while using the computer
• Avoids discussions about what they are doing
on the computer
• Uses multiple online accounts or uses account 
that is not his/her own

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MDUSD Board Policy 5145.4

  All students have a right
         to safe and
healthy school environments.
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              MDUSD Board Policy 5145.4

• All schools within the Mt. Diablo Unified 
 School District will not tolerate behavior 
 that infringes on the safety of any student. 
• A student shall not intimidate or harass 
 another student through words or actions. 
• Such behavior includes direct physical 
 contact, such as hitting or shoving, verbal 
 assaults, such as teasing or name‐calling; 
 and social isolation or manipulation. 

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                MDUSD AR 5145.4
                  Anti-Bullying

• The Governing board prohibits bullying at 
      any location or activity under the 
      jurisdiction of the school system.  




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        • MDUSD Board Policy 5145.4
           District has jurisdiction
            whenever a student is:
1) On school grounds.
2)Traveling to and from school or a school 
   sponsored activity.
3)During the lunch period, whether on or off 
   campus.
4)During a school‐sponsored activity. 



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      MDUSD Board Policy 5145.4
 Students and staff must immediately 
report incidents of bullying to the 
principal or designee. 
 Each complaint of bullying must be 
promptly investigated. 




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      Investigation of Student Complaints
1) Principal or designee will talk individually with: 
  A) Student (victim); Gather information regarding, 
  what occurred, when, where, who witnessed, and 
  frequency.
  B) The person(s) accused of harassment/ threat/ 
  intimidation;. Gather information, ensure due process. 

Interview all parties involved including staff and 
anyone who witnessed the conduct, collect 
witness statements.
Interview anyone mentioned as having related 
information. 
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        Investigation of Student Complaints:

2. The student who is complaining (victim) shall 
  have an opportunity to describe the incident, 
  present witnesses and other evidence of the 
  harassment/threat/intimidation, and put his/her 
  complaint in writing (Complete the Student 
  Reporting Form) and submit to principal or 
  designee.  




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      Investigation of Student Complaints
1) Principal or designee will talk individually with: 
Student (victim); Gather information regarding, 
what occurred, when, where, who witnessed, 
frequency.
The person accused of harassment/ threat/ 
intimidation;. Gather information, ensure due 
process. 
Interview all parties involved including staff and 
anyone who witnessed the conduct, collect 
witness statements.
Interview anyone mentioned as having related 
information.                                             18
    Investigation of Student Complaints:

2. The student who is complaining (victim) shall 
have an opportunity to describe the incident, 
present witnesses and other evidence of the 
harassment/threat/intimidation, and put his/her 
complaint in writing (Complete the Student 
Reporting Form) and submit to principal or 
designee.    
Note: Students who are not victims may also report bullying behaviors. 




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       Investigation of Student Complaints
3. The principal or designee shall discuss the complaint
only with the people directly involved. When necessary to
carry out his/her investigation or for other good reasons
that apply to the particular situation, the principal or
designee also may discuss the complaint with the following
persons when appropriate:
a.The Superintendent or Director, Student Services
b.The parent/guardian of the student (victim).
c.If the alleged harasser is a student, his/her
parent/guardian.
d.Child Protective agencies when indicated.
e.Legal Counsel for the District.


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   Investigation of Student Complaints
4. When the student (victim) and the alleged 
harasser so agrees, the principal or designee 
may arrange for them to resolve the 
complaint informally with the help of a 
counselor, teacher, administrator or trained 
mediator.  

Note: The student who complained (victim) shall 
never be asked to work out the problem directly 
with the accused person unless such help is 
provided and both parties agree. 
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        Informal Resolution
Students who feel aggrieved because of 
conduct that may constitute bullying 
are encouraged, but not required, to 
inform the person engaging in such 
conduct that the bullying is offensive 
and should stop.


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        Corrective Action/Discipline
  Upon completion of the investigation, the 
principal or designee should determine the 
appropriate action, if any, to take. 
  Corrective action may include, but not be 
limited to, counseling, warning, or initiating 
disciplinary procedures against the offending 
student. 
 Corrective action should be designed to 
prevent recurrence of the bullying.
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     Corrective Action / Discipline 

 Any student who engages in bullying 
may be subject to disciplinary action up 
     to and including expulsion.  




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 What to do if your child is being bullied:
• First, Focus on your child.
• Be supportive and gather information about the
  bullying.
• Do not tell your child to simply ignore the
  bullying. Ignoring bullying may allow it to
  become more serious.
• Students should tell a teacher / school official.
• Parents / caregivers communicate directly with
  school administration.
• Do not encourage physical retaliation as a
  solution.
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     What to do it your child is being bullied:
          Contact your school principal.
• Parents are often reluctant to report bullying to
  school officials, but bullying may not stop without
  adult intervention.
• Do not contact the parents of the student (s) who
  bullied your child.
• School officials will contact the parents or parent
  of the child or children who did the bullying. If the
  bullying persists, contact school authorities
  again.

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DISTRICT STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS BULLYING AND 
    ENSURE SAFE CAMPUSES FOR ALL STUDENTS

Board Policy / Administrative Regulations
School Safety Plans
PTA / PTSA
Building Effective Schools Together (BEST) 
   Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible.
   Teach the Behavior we expect to see.  
School Climate Conference (August 2011, 22 schools)
Steps to Respect  (Elementary Schools) 
Conflict Mediator Training (Elementary)
Partnership Programs:  JFK, UCB, CSU, SMC, Chapman, CHD 
PEP, Gender Spectrum,  Contracted Counselors   




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  SITE STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS BULLYING AND 
    ENSURE SAFE CAMPUSES FOR ALL STUDENTS

Classroom Meetings
Building Community in Classrooms and Larger School Setting.
Supervised Areas where bullying is likely.
Student Services met with Principals and Coaches regarding 
Cyber Bullying
Student Assemblies: Principal and Law Enforcement
Parent Education / Parent Involvement
Peaceful Playgrounds
Principals meet with 4th/5th grade classes to discuss policies
Kaiser Permanente sponsored Assemblies
Diablo Valley Assistance League: Kids on the Block K‐3
     Diversity, Tolerarance .


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SCHOOL SITE STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS BULLYING 
AND ENSURE SAFE CAMPUSES FOR ALL STUDENTS

Soul Shoppe www.soulshoppe.com
“Pat on the Back” programs
Responsive Classrooms (morning meetings). 
Active Supervision / Student Engagement through 
activities 
Coordinated Care Teams
Raise Student Awareness
Display Posters / Distribute Anti Bullying Messages.
Parents monitor child’s home, school, and online 
activities.
Involve parents, students, law enforcement, and 
community members. 
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Mt. Diablo Unified School
District
                                                         • Mental Health Services / Social skills training
Building Effective Schools                               • IEP, BSP
Together: B.E.S.T.                                       • Parent training and collaboration, Parent Project
                                   Targeted/             • MDUSD Triage Team referral, MHC Programs,
                                   Intensive               MDUSD Wrap / Counseling Services, AB3632, Day
                                                           Treatment, NPS School, Residential
                                (High-risk students)     • SARB
                              Individual Interventions
                                      (3-5%)             • Positive Behavior Team

                                                                   •   Counseling / social skills training
                               Selected                            •
                                                                   •
                                                                       Self-management programs, i.e. Loma Vista
                                                                       Parent training and collaboration (Parent Project)
                             (At-risk Students)                    •   Mentoring Programs
                                                                   •   Increased academic support, intervention classes.
                             Classroom & Small                     •   Sections 504 / BSP, staff training,
                              Group Strategies                     •   Coordinated Care Team

                             (7-10% of students)
                                                                          • Positive School Climate / School Safety
                                                                            Programs (i.e. BEST).

                             Universal                                    • Caring and supportive relationships
                                                                          • Parent Involvement.
                                                                          • Opportunities to contribute to school and
                               (All Students)                               community.
                                                                          • Cultural Competence / Diversity Training.
                                                                          • Proactive, consistent discipline.
         School-wide Systems of Support                                   • Youth enrichment activities during school
                                                                            day.
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                      (85-90% of students)                                • After School Sports / Activities
Family/Community 
Involvement
         Working together, we make a 
          difference: 

             School personnel
             Parents
             Students
             Law Enforcement
             Community members
            Student
          Achievement




Student                  Effective
Safety                  Instruction



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Mt. Diablo Unified

      Bullying: 
Will not be tolerated, 
        ever.

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Comments / Thoughts / 
   Suggestions? 




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