Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

Lindenwold Public Schools
Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Information

Click here to see our Board Policy for HIB

Click below to submit a report:

Lindenwold School District Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incident Report Form

The Lindenwold Board of Education prohibits acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying of a student. The district board of education has determined that a safe and civil environment in school is necessary for students to learn and achieve high academic standards; harassment, intimidation or bullying, like other disruptive or violent behaviors, is conduct that disrupts both a student’s ability to learn and a school’s ability to educate its students in a safe and disciplined environment. Since students learn by example, school administrators, faculty, staff and volunteers should be commended for demonstrating appropriate behavior, treating others with civility and respect and refusing to tolerate harassment, intimidation or bullying. No pupil, staff member, vendor, volunteer or visitor shall commit an act of harassment, intimidation or bullying of any kind against any member of the school community.

2014-2015 Anti-Buillying Bill of Rights Act Grade Report

Definition of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

The Lindenwold Board of Education establishes that "harassment, intimidation or bullying" means any single or repeated gesture, written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, as defined in N.J.S.A. 18A:37-14, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents, that is:

  1. 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

  2. by any other distinguishing characteristic; and that

  3. takes place on school grounds*, at any school-sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school grounds, as provided for in N.J.S.A. 18A:37-15.3, that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students; and that

  4. 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 person or damage to his property; or

  5. has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students; or

  6. 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.

Reporting and School Anti-Bullying Specialists

To report a suspected incident or issue involving harassment, intimidation, bullying, or cyber-bullying, please contact your building principal or the School Anti-Bullying Specialist listed below:

Lindenwold High School
(856) 741-0320

Lindenwold Middle School
(856) 346-3330

Lindenwold School 4
(856) 783-0405

Lindenwold School 5
(856) 784-4063

Helpful Information for Parents

Helpful Hints
  • Daily communication with our students about their lives both inside and outside of school

  • Brainstorm ways to peacefully resolve issues with other students

  • Teach children to be respectful to others and embrace differences

  • Encourage students to report any harassment, intimidation, and bullying to their teacher or other staff member as soon as possible

  • Promote good self-esteem and teach our students to be assertive

  • Be a good example of kindness and leadership

  • Recognize and address changes in behavior
Helpful Websites

www.bullyinginfo.org
www.findyouthinfo.gov/topic_bullying.shtml
www.stopbullying.gov

Helpful Information for Students


How to deal with bullying:
  • Tell a trusted adult - parent, teacher, school counselor, or principal

  • Let the bully know how you feel

  • If the bullying is occurring at school, complete the bullying incident report form located on the school district website - www.lindenwold.k12.nj.us

  • Avoid areas where there is not a lot of adult supervision

  • Sit near the front of the bus

  • Stay in a group/safety in numbers
For more tips, visit:

www.fightcrime.org
http://youth.gov/
www.bullystoppers.com
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