Presentation on theme: "Martin Middle School 111 Brown Street East Providence, RI 02914 Principal – Frank DeVall Assistant Principal – Elaine Allen School Resource Officer – Cheri."— Presentation transcript:
Martin Middle School 111 Brown Street East Providence, RI Principal – Frank DeVall Assistant Principal – Elaine Allen School Resource Officer – Cheri Almeida Presenter – Steven Bernard MMS BULLYING DISCUSSION - GRADE LEVEL ASSEMBLY
Definitions BULLYING means the use by one or more students of a written, verbal or electronic expression or a physical act or gesture or any combination thereof directed at a student that are unprovoked, repeated and aggressive actions or threats of action to cause fear, distress or harm. A. Causes physical or emotional harm to the student or damage to the student's property B. Places the student in reasonable fear of harm to himself/herself or of damage to his/her property C. Creates an intimidating, threatening, hostile, or abusive educational environment for the student D. Infringes on the rights of the student to participate in school activities E. Materially and substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of a school
Bullying Motivated by… Race Color Religion Ancestry National Origin Gender Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and expression Mental Disability Physical Disability Sensory Disability Intellectual ability Other Characteristics Diversity of our population should be celebrated and embraced by our community
Who can Report? Victim Witnesses / Bystanders Anyone who has credible information Even the Bully, themselves Any student or staff member who believes he/she is being bullied should immediately report such circumstances to an appropriate staff member, teacher or administrator.
MMS D IFFERENT I NDIVIDUALS V ALUING E ACH OTHER R EGARDLESS OF S KIN I NTELLECT T ALENTS OR Y EARS
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