When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time.
Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.
In addition to contacting us immediately about any incidents of bullying that you are aware of in our school, please visit the following site so you can become aware of how we can prevent this unwanted behavior in our school:
NEED HELP? USE THE FORM!!!
New Dawn Charter Schools are committed to providing a safe environment for all members of our community.
Despite our best intentions, incidents between students do occur at times. If you wish to report an incident, complete this form and return it to the building Dignity Act Coordinator. Feel free to contact the Dignity Act Coordinator for additional information or assistance at any time.
This form can be completed anonymously by omitting the signature and name. Every reported act of bullying will be investigated. Parents of targets and aggressors will be contacted in cases of confirmed bullying.
- Bullying (defined): “Bullying” is a form of harassment that consists of inappropriate and often persistent behavior including threats or intimidation of others, treating others cruelly, terrorizing, coercing, or habitual put-downs and or badgering of others. Bullying occurs when someone purposely says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending oneself or is in an otherwise vulnerable position.
All complaints will be treated in a confidential manner. Anonymous complaints may limit the school's ability to respond to the complaint. A prompt and thorough investigation will be conducted for all incident reports.