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Summer Orientation 2013-2014

Respect Initiative
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Sean Cheatum

on 19 August 2013

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Transcript of Summer Orientation 2013-2014

Boston Latin School
Summer Orientation 2013-2014
Respect Initiative
GROUND RULES
Pretty Much
Respect EVERYONE
Dont laugh
Don't use specific names
HI MY NAME IS...
RESPONSIBLE
R.E.S.P.E.C.T
BULLYING!!!
So what are we talking about?
Intentional behavior by a person or group with more “power”
Purpose of the behavior is to belittle or create fear or anxiety in the person being bullied
Behavior is R.I.P
and ENGAGED
for SAFETY:
a PLAN
to EDUCATE
our COMMUNITY
and to TAKE a stand about bullying
Congratulations!!
BTW...
R.I.P??
No.
Repeated
Intentional
Power-Imbalanced
Remember this
There's candy on the line!
What is Power?
Money
Charm/Popularity
Friends / Family Status
Size / Age
Strength/Athleticism
Being Anonymous (Online)
Why am I here?

• Understand bullying
• Be prepared for environment
• How it is presented
• What to do
• How to report it
• How to make BLS safer
Also
As an adult, bullying is...
“Harassment”
“Threatening bodily harm”
“Stalking”/”Assault”/”Battery”
“Robbery”
Everyone is affected by bullying
Like anything else, practice makes perfect
160,000 kids stay home from school every day due to bullying!
Thats about 4x the population of the Fenway-Kenmore area!
42% of kids report being cyber bullied.
But not everyone reports it
THE MAKE UP OF A TYPICAL SCHOOL
Bullying Cycle!
Bully - Henchmen
Victim
Passive Supporters
Disengaged Onlooker
(None of my business)
Wants to help but
doesn't know how
Defender
Etiquette
Social Networks
Even if deleted, accounts can be found
Keep it classy: no vulgar/inappropriate language
Don't post things that can get you into trouble
People can/will comment
If you wouldn't say it to ANY adult, DON'T POST IT
Police use "Keywords" and are looking even more!
Don't post personal information and check your privacy settings.
Don't post things just to get more followers or friends.
Keep the drama off the Internet. Everyone will appreciate it.
Stay out of other's drama. Don't get involved in arguments.
Teachers
Make eye contact
Do not argue with a teacher in front of the class.
If you feel that you are right, respectfully go to them after class and discuss it.
In emails, don't use text talk, be formal.
And if you want a response, email at a reasonable hour
Telephone!!!
Take a Guess
What do you think were the top 2 reasons people gave for bullying?
1. Retaliation (“He/She/They started it first”)
2. “I was just kidding/It was a joke”
Where does bullying occur?
EVERYWHERE!
Crack The Code
of
Current Events
Breaking The Code of Silence
(Learn the Difference)
Ratting, Tattling or Snitching

Main objective: To get a person in trouble
Reporting or Telling

Main objective: To seek safety for self or others

Also will create a way to get help for the student with the bully behaviors
S.A.F.E. SKILLS…
Stand TALL and Stay Calm
Walk Away and Avoid the Situation
Find support in a Friend/join a club
Express yourself-REPORT the situation with a friend to a trusted adult
SO...Who Can You Report To?
Any teacher (HR, academic)
Guidance Counselor, Nurses, or other school staff
US!!!!!
ALMOST CANDY TIME!!!!!!
NOW...ITS TIME!!!!!!
CANDY TIME!!!
WHEN YOU SEE THIS
DON'T THINK THIS
THINK THIS
http://jeopardylabs.com/play/respect-initiative-orientation
ANY QUESTIONS?
WE WILL
Massachusetts State Law
This Is Serious
“Bullying”, the repeated 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 victim
that: (i) causes physical or emotional harm to the victim or damage to the victim’s
property; (ii) places the victim in reasonable fear of harm to himself or of damage to
his property; (iii) creates a hostile environment at school for the victim; (iv) infringes
on the rights of the victim at school; or (v) materially and substantially disrupts the
education process or the orderly operation of a school. For the purposes of this section,
bullying shall i
nclude cyber-bullying.


Cyber-bullying”, bullying through the use of technology or any electronic
communication, which shall include, but shall not be limited to, any transfer of signs,
signals, writing, images, sounds, data or intelligence of any nature transmitted in
whole or in part by a wire, radio, electromagnetic, photo electronic or photo optical
system, including, but not limited to, electronic mail, internet communications, instant
messages or facsimile communications. Cyber-bullying shall also include (i) the creation
of a web page or blog in which the creator assumes the identity of another person or
(ii) the knowing impersonation of another person as the author of posted content or
messages, if the creation or impersonation creates any of the conditions enumerated
in clauses (i) to (v), inclusive, of the definition of bullying. Cyber-bullying shall also
include the distribution by electronic means of a communication to more than one
person or the posting of material on an electronic medium that may be accessed by one
or more persons, if the distribution or posting creates any of the conditions enumerated
in clauses (i) to (v), inclusive, of the definition of bullying.

(b) Bullying shall be prohibited: (i) on school grounds, property immediately adjacent
to school grounds, at a school-sponsored or school-related activity, function or program
whether on or off school grounds, at a school bus stop, on a school bus or other vehicle
owned, leased or used by a school district or school, or through the use of
technology
or an electronic device owned, leased or used by a school district or school and (ii) at
a location, activity, function or program that is not school-related, or through the use
of technology or an electronic device that is not owned, leased or used by a school
district or school,
if the bullying creates a hostile environment at school for the victim,
infringes on the rights of the victim at school or materially and substantially disrupts
the education process or the orderly operation of a school. Nothing contained herein
shall require schools to staff any non-school related activities, functions, or programs.

Retaliation against a person who reports bullying, provides information during an
investigation of bullying, or witnesses or has reliable information about bullying shall be
prohibited.
That's a lot
Every adult in a school building is a “mandated reporter” when it comes to bullying:
*Administrators
*Teachers
*Guidance Counselors
*Nurses
*School Police Officers
*All Other Staff

If you bully others, you could face serious consequences:
*After-School Detention
*Censure
*Suspension
*Expulsion
*Legal Action
If you missed any of this, there's a link to it on your
BEAUTIFUL BOOKMARKS!
It breaks my heart. I'm so moved by the donations. Bullying doesn't end when you grow up. It ends when we stop bullying – Ellen Degeneres
From By-stander to Up-stander
Say something
Do something
Be a friend
Let them know they aren't alone
Tell them to report it
Be nice
Treat that person the way you would want to be treated
Boston's bullying hotline
(617) 592-2378
Types of Bullying
Physical -Pushing, punching, hitting, slapping
Verbal - Name calling
Indirect - Exclusion, rumors
Cyber - texting, Fscebook, Twitter, e-mail
"ONE smile can make someone's life not feel so bad..."
"...Be a friend to those being targeted"
- BLS SENIOR who was bullied for several years
Tell about an incident of bullying you have seen/experienced.
"...my life
Targets
Bystanders
Bullies
10-14%
70-80%
13-16%
Let everyone know this is wrong
If it is safe to do so
Encourage
Why?
Fear of Retaliation
Mind My Own Business
Breaking the Code Is
IMPORTANT!
If we don't, it has impact on:
Targets and Bystanders
And Bullies:
anxiety, depression, fear of school
if behavior isn't stopped may turn to drinking, drugs, and for some, even, a life of crime
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