Christopher L. Brigham, Principal Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. One Century Tower 265 Church Street New Haven, CT 06510 (203) 786-8310 [email protected] www.uks.com. Bullying: Fact or Fiction. http://abcnews.go.com/2020/TheLaw/school-bullying-epidemic-turning-deadly/story?id=11880841
See Bully Police USA
C.G.S.A. § 10-222d
Lohman, J. & Orlando, J. OLR Research Report (Nov. 10, 2010).
See U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education; Josephson Institute of Ethics; Letter from State Representative Catherine Abercrombie; Mary Jo Nolin, Student Victimization at School: Statistics in Brief.
See The Governor’s Prevention Partnership, Bullying Task Force, Brave Enough to be Kind.
OLR Research Report, Nov. 10, 2010
C.G.S.A. § 10-222d
See also C.G.S.A. § 10-222g
7. Require each school to notify the parents or guardians of students who commit any verified acts of bullying and the parents or guardians of students against whom such acts were directed, and invite them to attend at least one meeting;
8. Require each school to maintain a list of the number of verified acts of bullying in the school and make the list available for public inspection;
9. Direct the development of case-by-case interventions for addressing repeated incidents of bullying against a single individual or recurrently perpetrated bullying incidents by the same individual, which may include both counseling and discipline;
10. Identify the appropriate school personnel, which may include, but shall not be limited to, pupil services personnel, responsible for taking a bullying report and investigating the complaint.
C.G.S.A. § 17A-101
C.G.S.A. § 17A-101a
C.G.S.A. § § 46b-120
A mandated reporter is required to provide the following information, if known:
Chapter 92 of the Acts of 2010
Developing the plan
What the plan must include:
The introduction should include the following:
The Policy should include a statement that includes the following:
The following definition should be included:
Bullying as defined by Connecticut law
The following terms are not defined in Connecticut in the context of bullying, but the definitions can be modeled after the Massachusetts law
Bullying through the use of technology or electronic devices such as a telephone, cell phone, computer, fax machine, or the Internet. It includes, but is not limited to, e-mail, an instant message, a text message, or an Internet posting, whether on a webpage, in a blog or elsewhere.
A hostile environment is a situation in which bullying and/or cyberbullying causes the school environment to be permeated with intimidation, ridicule, or insult that is sufficiently severe or pervasive so as to alter the conditions of a student’s education.
Retaliation is any form of intimidation, reprisal, or harassment directed against a student who reports bullying, provides information during an investigation of bullying, or witnesses or has reliable information about bullying.
Include a statement directed at those who are encouraged to make a report:
Include a statement that any member of the school faculty, administration, or staff who witnesses or otherwise becomes aware of bullying or cyberbullying in violation of this policy is required to make a report.
The Plan should include statements about the following:
Provide an outline of the procedure that is pursued once a complaint has been brought to the attention of the school designee.
Include the following statements related to the school’s procedure post-interviews and investigation:
Include a section underscoring the school’s stance on the prevention of bullying and cyberbullying
Highlight the school’s anti-bullying efforts
Reiterate the intent of the plan:
About Springfield Massachusetts boy, Carl Walker Hoover
Stan Simpson- School Bullying feat. Elaine Zimmerman & Jo Ann Freiberg
Cartoon example of cyberbullying
New Jersey just enacted an anti-bullying bill that is the toughest in the country