Stop Bullying Info

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Anti-Bullying 

Encouraging Kindness and Respect in the Schools

As you know, bullying can take on all forms: Cyber-bullying and emotional bullying, as well as physical abuse. Fortunately, schools are taking on the responsibility of preventing this unacceptable behavior, and explaining its long-term consequences.

You may want to use this song in your anti-bullying school assemblies, or in the classroom. You might even want to have your students add their own lyrics about the dangers and character-diminishing effects of bullying.

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Bullying Definition

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems

In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:

An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.

Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.

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

Where and When Bullying Happens

Frequency of Bullying

For more Information on how we can all stop bulling across our schools and playgrounds go to www.stopbullying.gov

 

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Alabama Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

What term is used in the Alabama anti-bullying laws?

Harassment.

Do these laws cover cyber bullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under Alabama state law?

The following groups are listed under Alabama anti-bullying laws:

Race

Sex

Religion

National Origin

Disability

Schools that receive federal funding are required by federal law to address discrimination on a number of different personal characteristics. Find out when bullying may be a civil rights violation.

Is there a state model policy I can use to create anti-bullying policies at my school or district?

The Alabama model anti-harassment policy (PDF – 108 KB) is available on the Alabama State Department of Education website

What are the Alabama state laws that cover bullying?

Alabama Code §16-1-23. Hazing prohibited; penalty 

Alabama Code §16-28B-1. Short title 

Alabama Code §16-28B-2. Legislative intent 

Alabama Code §16-28B-3. Definitions 

Alabama Code §16-28B-4. Prohibited behavior; complaints; school plans or programs 

Alabama Code §16-28B-5. Model policy 

Alabama Code §16-28B-6. Duties of schools 

Alabama Code §16-28B-7. Freedoms of speech and expression 

Alabama Code §16-28B-8. Implementation of standards and policies 

Alabama Code §16-28B-9. Adoption of local policies 

Get Help Now

When you, your child, or someone close to you is being bullied, there are many steps to take to help resolve the situation. Make sure you understand what bullying is and what it is not, the warning signs of bullying, and steps to take forpreventing and responding to bullying, including how to talk to children about bullying, prevention in schools and communities, and how to support children involved.

After reviewing that information, if you feel you have done everything you can to resolve the situation and nothing has worked, or someone is in immediate danger, there are ways to get help.

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