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Bullying Resources
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DASA - Dignity for All Students Act
New York State Law

Provides schools with a safe and supportive environment free from:
  • Discrimination   
  • Intimidation
  • Taunting
  • Harassment
  • Bullying
  • School Property, Bus, School Functions

What is Bullying?Bully.png

Bullying is defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

Types of Bullying:

Verbal Aggression: Saying or writing mean things.

Verbal bullying includes:

  • Teasing
  • Name-calling
  • Inappropriate sexual comments
  • Taunting
  • Threatening to cause harm

Social Alienation: Involves hurting someoneís reputation or relationships (sometimes referred to as relational bullying).

Social bullying includes:

  • Leaving someone out on purpose
  • Telling other kids not to be friends with someone
  • Spreading rumors about someone
  • Embarrassing someone in public

Physical Aggression: Involves hurting a personís body or possessions.

Physical bullying includes:

  • Hitting/kicking/pinching
  • Spitting
  • Tripping/pushing
  • Taking or breaking someone√≠s things
  • Making mean or rude hand gestures


Cyber-bullying is defined as bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat and websites.

Cyber-bullying includes:

  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Rumor spreading
  • Sharing of other‚Äôs personals information without their consent
  • Mocking, belittling, or defaming
  • Impersonation

What can you do?
  • Walk away
  • Ignore the situation
  • Use humor
  • Report incidents if not resolved or they get worse
  • Contact a teacher or an adult
  • Ask for support

Resources for Students:

Resources for Parents:

Resources for Teachers:

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