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1385 Highway 77
Seabrook, NJ 08302         
Phone: 856-455-2267
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Anti-Bullying Information
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Anti-Bullying Information

HIB Definition

New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Right’s defines HIB as follows:

Harassment, intimidation or bullying" means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents, that is reasonably perceived as being motivated either by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic, that takes place on school property, at any school sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school grounds as provided for in section 16 of P.L.2010, c.122 (C.18A:37-15.3), that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students and that:

 

  1. a reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a student or damaging the student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his person or damage to his property;
  2. has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students; or
  3. creates a hostile educational environment for the student by interfering with a student’s education or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to the student. 

Forms of HIB

There are three types of bullying:

1. Verbal bullying : saying or writing mean things.

2. Social bullying (sometimes referred to as relational bullying): involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships.

3. Physical bullying: hurting a person’s body or possessions

 

Is it conflict or HIB?

Normal Peer

Conflict

Bullying

Equal power or friends

Imbalance of power, not friends

Accidental

Purposeful

Equal emotional

reaction

Strong emotional

reaction from “target”, little or no reaction from “bully”

Not seeking power or attention

Seeking power,

attention, or material things

Effort to solve the problem

No effort to solve problem

Motivated by a

disagreement

Motivated by a

specific characteristic

 

Anti-bullying Resources for Parents and Educators

UDTS District HIB Policy (Open Link, HIB policy is 5131.5 on pg. 568 of document)

http://www.udts.org/udts/Board%20of%20Education/Upper%20Deerfield%20Twp%20BOE%20Policy%20Manual.pdf?1506364634

 

NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2010/Bills/PL10/122_.PDF

 

https://cyberbullying.org/

Presents research statistics, tips, prevention strategies, stories, fact sheets, handouts, and other downloads to combat cyber bullying. Parent resources such as parent/child technology contracts included to support positive internet/phone use.

 

https://www.stopbullying.gov

A federal government website maintained by the Dept. of Health and Human Services. Provides resources, and information for parents, students and educators to identify and prevent HIB.

 

http://www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/behavior/hib/

The New Jersey Department of Education's official website to support the prevention, remediation and reporting of HIB in schools.

 

 

Need to report a possible HIB incident?

WHEN TRYING TO DETERMINE IF AN INCIDENT IS HIB, COMPARE IT AGAINST THE DEFINITION.
DOES THE INCIDENT MEET  ALL  OF THE FOLLOWING?

green check Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying means any gesture; any written, verbal or physical act; or any electronic communications, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents that:

green check ... is reasonably perceived as being motivated by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical, or sensory disability; or by any other distinguishing characteristic; and that:

green check ... takes place on school property, at any school sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school grounds, as provided for in N.J.S.A. 37-15.3; and that

green check ... substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students.

 

AND, DOES IT MEET  ONE  OF THESE?

green check A reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, that the act(s) will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a student or damaging the student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his/her person or damage to his/her property.

green check Has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students.

green check Creates a hostile educational environment for the student by interfering with a student’s education or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to the student.

 

 

If the incident meets the HIB criteria, please reach out to your child’s school anti-bullying specialist or the district anti-bullying coordinator.

 

 

District Bullying Contacts

School Anti-Bullying Specialists

Seabrook

Maureen Tighe

School Counselor

856 455 2267 x. 4135

tighem@udts.org

Moore

Kathleen Wetherington

School Counselor

856 455 2267 x. 5134

wetheringtonk@udts.org

Woodruff

Donna Costello

School Counselor

856 455 2267 x. 3145

costellod@udts.org

 

 

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Dr. Lindsay McCarron

Moore School

1361 Highway 77

Seabrook, NJ 08302

856 455-2267 x. 5201

mccarronl@udts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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