Overview. Highlight for HIB In-service. A school-based overview related to NJSA: 18A, 37-15 (3)(b)(3) In-service presentation, 9/2/08 John C. Lestino, MA District School Psychologist Edgewater Park Schools. Three Sound Bites to Remember.
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Highlight for HIB
In-service presentation, 9/2/08
John C. Lestino, MA
District School Psychologist
Edgewater Park Schools
Toughest wins the most fights
Power determined by social attention
Achieve status by showing talent, being knowledgeable and/ or attractivenessTwo Ways in Which Power Is Determined in Social Groups
4. Consequences5. Procedure(s)6. Principal/Promptness7. Range of Responses8. Prohibition of Reprisals9. Falsely Accused
10. Policy Publication11. Employee Training
“Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any gesture or written, verbal or physical act that takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function or on a school bus and that…
Doll, et al.
CASEL: Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning
Frank J. Epifanio, PhD, NCSP
Special thanks…. For the excerpts on cyber-bullying adapted from:
Dr. Frank Epifanio…Rowan University, NASP, 2008
Research has shown that bullying can seriously affect the mental and physical health of children and has a deleterious effect on their academic work.
Children who are bullied are more likely than non-bullied children to suffer from anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem
Preliminary research indicates that victims of cyber bullying experience the same mental health risks as victims of school yard bullying
School wide prevention programs are critical and this prevention needs to infused throughout the curriculum.
Cyber bullying and bullying prevention need to be part of the district’s character education program
Cyber safety also needs to be taught at every level of technology training for students and staff
Students need to know that they can tell a trusted adult.
Many students do not believe that adults will be helpful and they fear retribution if it get out that they “ratted”
Set up a system so that bystanders can anonymously alert adults if they believe a fellow student is being targeted by a cyber bully
Research shows that bystanders often do nothing to help but when they do help it makes a difference