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1 Harassment Education This course will give you the tools needed to help put a stop to harassment in our school.

2 Harassment District Policy: Did you know that there are state and federal laws pertaining to harassment? Nondiscrimination/Sexual Harassment Policy S.118.13 Wisconsin Statutes Under Wisconsin Pupil Nondiscrimination Law, pupil harassment means any behavior toward pupils, based, in whole or part, sex, race religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability which substantially interferes with the pupils school performance or creates an intimidating hostile or offensive school environment. The intent of this law is to have any behavior which persistently annoys or disturbs a student or staff member not be tolerated within school.

3 State Statue 947.13 Harassment. (1m) Whoever, with intent to harass or intimidate another person, does any of the following: (a) Strikes, shoves, kicks or otherwise subjects the person to physical contact or attempts or threatens to do the same. (b) Engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts which harass or intimidate the person and which serve no legitimate purpose.

4 State Statue 947.01 Disorderly Conduct Whoever, in a public or private place, engages in violent, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud or otherwise disorderly conduct under circumstances in which the conduct tends to cause or provoke a disturbance is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.

5 What Does It Look Like? Harassment can occur in many ways. Such things as name calling, making threats, spreading rumors, telling jokes, making fun of someone, gestures, physical intimidation, hitting, touching, pranks or hazing, vandalism or destruction of property all can be examples of harassment.

6 Harassment Significantly Affects A School Environment. It can have serious impact on a student’s school performance and their emotions. The presence of harassment can significantly affect the school environment, not only for the student being harassed, but also for students who witness harassing behavior in fear that they will also become targets.

7 So, Really, What Is Harassment? It is the power one has over another! It is making others feel uncomfortable! It involves unwelcome or unwanted actions! It can be words, gestures, notes, pictures, or physical contact!

8 Forms of Harassments: Examples Are- Racial Sexual Ethnic Religious Beliefs Marital status Sexual Orientation Physical, Mental, or Emotional Status

9 What Are Some Harassing Behaviors: They can be demonstrated in a number of ways- 1.Words 2.Gestures 3.Signs 4.Posters 5.Pushing 6.Physical or Verbal intimidation.

10 Need To Know Information: *Legally Speaking* People under the age of 16 may not be touched in a sexual manner. People under the age of 16 may not consent to be touched in a sexual manner.

11 Need To Know Information Part II: Harassment can rapidly turn into abuse and possibly assault and battery! Intimidation can escalate into fighting! Sexual harassment can turn into an assault.

12 Results of Harassment: Harassment detracts from everyone’s ability to learn and be successful. Harassment can have negative physical, emotional, social, and academic effects on its victims. Harassment can cost a lot of money in many different ways!

13 How Can You Prevent Harassment? * Follow Rules. * Treat everyone with respect. * Live by the Golden Rule. –Do unto others as you have them do unto you- * Do not participate in, condone, or tolerate any type of harassment.

14 Our Responsibility To Each Other: If you observe someone harassing others…..ACT! –Tell the person to…..STOP! –REPORT…..the harassment to a teacher, counselor, or administrator IMMEDIATELY! –Tell your parents about the situation and how you responded. –Provide support for the student. If you are unsure of what to do….. SEEK HELP

15 Who Should Be Involved In Harassment Prevention? In a nutshell-Everybody! - Students –Teachers –Counselors –Principals –Coaches –Parents –Everyone

16 What To Do If You Are A Victim! Don’t blame yourself. Tell the person to stop. Repeat as necessary. If severe and repeated document the behavior. Report it to a responsible adult. Don’t keep it to yourself.

17 Tattling vs. Telling Tattling is telling on someone or someone’s behavior to get them in trouble. Telling is conveying important information that could have an important impact on someone.

18 Someone To Turn To: Rest assured that you can always speak in confidence with a staff member here at Northstar. You will be treated fairly and given the support needed to help.

19 You Are The Key To Our Success! Thank you for making Northstar a safe and welcoming environment for everyone! “It is important that people know what you stand for. It is equally important that they know what you won’t stand for!”

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