2 Parents Reinforce child’s self-worth and importance Don’t send mixed messagesInstill that no on has the right to embarrass, inflict pain or humiliate themWork with the school and administrationNetwork and talk with other parents in the programMost hazing does not occur until after the age of 12.
3 Coach and Adult Advisor Understand the school district’s anti-hazing policy.Be available for the members of your team/group to listen and react to their concerns.Create an environment of trust, respect, and sincere concern.If they do not have one, create one for your team/group and encourage the school administration to develop a policy.Be available for the members of your team/group to listen and react to their concerns. Create an environment of trust, respect, and sincere concern.
4 Coach and Adult Advisor Know leadership responsibilities.Explain your position on hazing and the consequences.Set and communicate team rules.Define any special privileges that upperclassmen receive on the team or group.Explain that such privileges come with responsibility for appropriate behavior!!!As the leader of your student group, you shoulder the responsibility of the success of the team/group on and off the competition platform. Have more than a working knowledge of the role of coercion and groupthink in developing young people.Explain your position on hazing and the consequences if a hazing incident occurs. Set and communicate team rules and the consequences if they are broken. Define any special privileges that upperclassmen receive on the team or in school and explain that such privileges come with responsibility for appropriate behavior especially as it relates to hazing.
5 Coach and Adult Advisor Discourage cliques.Openly discuss the group dynamic.Send a clear message that you will not tolerate any hazing on the team/group.Establish and maintain open communications between the students, parents, school administration, and community.Discourage cliques and clearly communicate the importance of all roles on the team/group.Openly discuss the group dynamic where embarrassment and degradation can occur and how that is detrimental to the team/group’s philosophy of being a single focused team.
6 Coach and Adult Advisor Generate strategies to build group unity and team pride with positive methods and practices.Eliminate any old traditions with questionable practices.Lead the team/group in developing new traditions that involve hard work for positive and desirable results. Some examples:
7 StrategiesAdopt a middle school and put on a clinic or exhibition for the younger students.Assign an older team/group member to be a “buddy” with a younger or newer member.Create a “Run-A-Thon”, “Read-A-Thon” or “Push-Up-A-Thon” and have sponsors donate money for every mile ran, book read, or push-up made.
8 Strategies Participate in a Ropes Course or Team trip Preseason Team ActivitiesAdopt a local charity and dedicate a game or contest to that group.Participate in team dinners and/or sleep-overs.Dress up for team functions or for away contests.
9 StrategiesParticipate in a cross-age mentoring program with the local middle school or elementary school.Participate in a community service project that they have to work together in order to get the tasked accomplished.
10 Thank You !Contact information:Social Media OutreachFor additional information : B. Elliot Hopkins, MLD, CAA NFHS Director of Educational Service (o)Inside the Darkness- High School Hazing blog:Insidethedarknesshshazing.wordpress.comFacebook: ileadnow
12 DIRECT BULLYING Physical Aggression Physical Acts that are demeaning and humiliating but not bodily harmfulLocking in a closed or confined spacePhysical Violence against family or friendsThreatening with a weaponInflicting bodily harm
13 Teasing about clothes or possessions Teasing about appearance DIRECT BULLYINGVerbal AggressionMockingName-callingDirty LooksTauntingTeasing about clothes or possessionsTeasing about appearanceVerbal threats of aggression against property or possessions or violence of inflicting physical harm
14 DIRECT BULLYING Intimidation Threatening to reveal personal informationGraffitiPublicly challenging to do something (Dare)Defacing property or clothingPlaying a dirty trickTaking possessions (e.g. lunch, clothing)
15 Setting up to look foolish Setting up to take the blame INDIRECT BULLYINGSocial AlienationGossipingEmbarrassingSetting up to look foolishSpreading rumorsEthnic slursSetting up to take the blamePublicly humiliating
16 INDIRECT BULLYING Social Alienation Excluding from the group Social rejectionMaliciously excludingManipulatingManipulating social order to achieve rejectionThreatening with total isolation by peer group
17 Harassment, Bullying, Hazing Bullying is more aggressive in nature and can include physical and verbal acts of aggression including intimidation and social alienation.
18 Harassment, Bullying, Hazing Harassment is more of an annoyance and generally involves unwanted advances or contact.
19 Harassment, Bullying, Hazing Hazing refers to any act expected of someone being part of a group that humiliates, degrades, or risks emotional and/or physical harm regardless of the person’s willingness to participate.
20 Your DutiesAccording to the Office of Civil Rights a school is responsible for addressing harassment incidents about which it knows or reasonably should have known. FAPE- Free and Appropriate Education