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1 NIAAA Bullying/Hazing Presentation

2 Parents Reinforce child’s self-worth and importance Don’t send mixed messages Instill that no on has the right to embarrass, inflict pain or humiliate them Work with the school and administration Network and talk with other parents in the program

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.

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!!!

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.

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 Strategies Adopt 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 Activities Adopt 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 Strategies Participate 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: For additional information : B. Elliot Hopkins, MLD, CAA NFHS Director of Educational Service (o) Social Media Outreach Inside the Darkness- High School Hazing blog: Insidethedarknesshshazing. wordpress.com Facebook: ileadnow

11 DIRECT BULLYING Physical Aggression Pushing Shoving Spitting Kicking Hitting Defacing Property Stealing

12 DIRECT BULLYING Physical Aggression Physical Acts that are demeaning and humiliating but not bodily harmful Locking in a closed or confined space Physical Violence against family or friends Threatening with a weapon Inflicting bodily harm

13 DIRECT BULLYING Verbal Aggression Mocking Name-calling Dirty Looks Taunting Teasing about clothes or possessions Teasing about appearance Verbal threats of aggression against property or possessions or violence of inflicting physical harm

14 DIRECT BULLYING Intimidation Threatening to reveal personal information Graffiti Publicly challenging to do something (Dare) Defacing property or clothing Playing a dirty trick Taking possessions (e.g. lunch, clothing)

15 INDIRECT BULLYING Social Alienation Gossiping Embarrassing Setting up to look foolish Spreading rumors Ethnic slurs Setting up to take the blame Publicly humiliating

16 INDIRECT BULLYING Social Alienation Excluding from the group Social rejection Maliciously excluding Manipulating Manipulating social order to achieve rejection Threatening 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 Duties According 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


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