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Harassment Bullying Intimidation

Last Updated: 9/20/2022 4:36 AM

BULLYING INTERVENTION     

What is Bullying/Cyber-Bullying?

Bullying is defined as the harassment of students, intimidation, a hazing or initiation activity, ridicule, extortion, or any other verbal, written, electronic communication, or physical conduct, repeated over time, that causes or threatens to cause bodily harm or emotional suffering, creates a hostile learning environment, or disrupts the normal operation of a school, classroom, or school related activity.

Cyber-bullying includes the transmission of harassing communications, direct threats, or other harmful texts, sounds, or images on the internet, social media, or other technologies using a telephone, computer, or any wireless communication device. Cyber-bullying also includes breaking into another person’s electronic account and assuming that person’s identity in order to damage that person’s reputation.

Adelanto Elementary School District uses Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports and Restorative Practices to intervene and help eliminate bullying and cyber-bullying.  

If you suspect that your student is being bullied or cyberbullied, remember that we are here to help!


How to Report Harassment, Bullying or Intimidation

Intervention

Students are encouraged to notify school staff when they are being bullied or suspect that another student is being victimized. In addition, the Superintendent or designee shall develop means for students to report threats or incidents confidentially and anonymously.

School staff who witness bullying shall immediately intervene to stop the incident when it is safe to do so.
(Education Code 234.1)

When appropriate, the Superintendent or designee shall notify the parents/guardians of victims and perpetrators. He/she also may involve school counselors, mental health counselors, and/or law enforcement.

Complaints and Investigation

Students may submit to a teacher or administrator a verbal or written complaint of conduct they consider to be bullying. Complaints of bullying shall be investigated and resolved in accordance with the district's uniform complaint procedures specified in AR 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures. (cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

When a student is reported to be engaging in bullying off campus, the Superintendent or designee shall investigate and document the activity and shall identify specific facts or circumstances that explain the impact or potential impact on school activity, school attendance, or the targeted student's educational performance.

When the circumstances involve cyberbullying, individuals with information about the activity shall be encouraged to save and print any electronic or digital messages that they feel constitute cyberbullying and to notify a teacher, the principal, or other employee so that the matter may be investigated.

When a student uses a social networking site or service to bully or harass another student, the Superintendent or designee shall file a request with the networking site or service to suspend the privileges of the student and to have the material removed.

Please contact your child's school administrator to report the incident or use the link below to complete a Bullying Report Form.

Harassment/Bullying/Intimidation Report form: CLICK HERE

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Services at (760) 246-8691.

AESD Anti-Bullying Board Policy


While we continue focusing on these systemic changes, we remain committed to protecting students who are harassed, intimidated, or bullied by taking immediate steps to intervene.  We hope you will join us in our commitment to create learning communities where all students are respected, welcomed, empowered, and supported. Here is more information and resources for parents, students, and staff.

 

Anti-Bullying Resources from the California Department of Education

Stop Bullying.com 

Keenan Bullying Recognition and Responses

 

What is Bullying? What is not Bullying?

A video for parents and students.

 

CYBERBULLYING 

Cyberbullying happens when children bully each other through electronic technology. Cyberbullying takes place over digital devices like cell phone, computers, and tablets. It can occur through SMS, text, or online in social media. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful criminal behavior.

Learn more about Cyberbullying 

Is it Cyberbullying?

cyberbullying.org

Cyberbullying Resources for Parents

Cyberbullying: identification, Prevention, and Response Booklet

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media is any digital technology that allows people to share ideas, information and thoughts via online communities and networks. Social media provides students with multiple ways to connect virtually with others (family, friends/peers, members of interest groups, and even strangers). The list of social media platforms used by students is growing and is always changing. Here is a list of some of the most popular platforms:

  • Instagram
  • Snapchat
  • Tik Tok
  • You Tube
  • Meetup

Most Popular Social Media Apps

The eSafety Commissioner can provide information on these apps, including the latest information on their security and terms of use.

 

ONLINE SAFETY

The ease of creating, posting, and sharing content creates equal opportunities for students to have both positive and negative experiences online.While most students will use social media safely and experience its benefits, some might make negative choices. It is important to engage students in an honest and open dialogue about their use of social media, and to be well informed in order to help students use social media safely. 

 

HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, AND BULLYING RESOURCES

For Schools:

For Parents:


NONDISCRIMINATION

The Adelanto Elementary School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

For questions or complaints, contact Equity Compliance Officer: Dr. Tasha Doizan, Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services, 11824 Air Expressway, Adelanto, CA 92301, (760)246-8691

Title IX Coordinator: Carlos Moran, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, 11824 Air Expressway, Adelanto, CA 92301, (760)246-8691, carlos_moran@aesd.net 

Section 504 Coordinator: Carol Coburn, Director of Academic Services, (760)246-8691, carol_coburn@aesd.net

 

UCP Complaint Procedures English

UCP Complaint Procedures Spanish

Uniform Complaint Form      English    Spanish

Non Discrimination In District Programs and Activities BP 0410

Non Discrimination in Employment  BP 4030    AR 4030

Non Discrimination/Harassment for Students   BP 5145.3   AR 5145.3