Anti-Bullying Statement
Anti-Bullying Statement

Everyone at the Lester C. Noecker School recognizes that students have the right to feel safe, secure, and respected when they come to school. Everyone in the school community has the right to feel free from any threat of bullying or harassment. For that reason, we prohibit harassment against students or adults in school, including harassment based on real or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), and to prohibit discrimination based on these same characteristics.

We strongly encourage students to report incidents to a school staff member, and pledge to create an environment where students can do so without fear of retaliation. It is necessary that we, as members of the Roseland School District community, adhere to the anti-bullying policy proactively, fairly and consistently.

Upon an incident being reported, the district’s school safety team will take appropriate steps to respond quickly and decisively to student reports of bullying. Students may use the Report of Harassment/Bullying Form to report incidents of bullying. Copies of this form will be located in each classroom and the main office, or by clicking here.

 Helpful Flow Chart for Understanding the HIB Process 

Board Policies Related to Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Legislation

pdf   Policy 5512 – Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

pdf   Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Powerpoint Presentation

Parent Presentation – October 8, 2014 

Online Support Resources Regarding Bullying

StopBullying.gov
Provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.

Keeping Our Kids Safe, Healthy in School
See how the New Jersey DOE has become a leader in the establishment of a strong statutory, regulatory, policy and program framework to support the prevention, remediation and reporting of HIB in schools.

Resources for Protecting Privacy & Preventing Bullying on Social Networking Sites

Facebook Safety
This section of the social networking site Facebook contains information and answers to
a variety of safety questions related to Facebook and includes a “Safety for Parents” and
“Safety for Teens” section.

Avoiding and Responding to Problems on Facebook
This document, written by Elizabeth K. Englander of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC), contains specific instructions for changing your Facebook settings to increase your privacy on Facebook.

Twitter Safety
This page contains tips and resources for protecting your privacy on Twitter and preventing cyberbullying and cyberharassment.