Anti-Bullying Information

Mission Statement

Eatontown Public Schools is committed to making our schools a safe and caring place for all students. The district aims to instill in teachers, counselors and educators, the fundamentals of what bullying is, the core issues associated and through simple steps, activities delivered via workshops and presentations, to allow adults to reach out to children and young people. With a focus on social and emotional teaching and learning and restorative solutions, Eatontown Public Schools will provide simple, but effective training to adults that not only ensure to reduce and eliminate the social problem of bullying, but also develop a stronger relationship between pupils and the teachers as well as parents and their children.

Principles

We prohibit harassment against students 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 sex, and to prohibit discrimination based on these same characteristics.

We will treat each other with respect, and we will refuse to tolerate bullying in any form.

It is our belief that “Bullying is participation in any intentional behavior that causes physical, emotional or social damage through the abuse of power.” This can be done either through physical size, social status, intelligence, or other factors that make the bully powerful.

Staff will do the following things to prevent bullying and help children feel safe at school:

  • Watch for signs of bullying and stop it when it happens.

  • Respond quickly and sensitively to bullying reports.

  • Take seriously students and parents’ concerns about bullying.

  • Look into all reported bullying incidents.

  • Assign appropriate consequences for bullying based on the school discipline code.

  • Provide immediate consequences for retaliation against students who report bullying.

Students at our school will do the following things to prevent bullying:

  • Treat each other respectfully.

  • Refuse to bully others.

  • Refuse to let others be bullied.

  • Bystanders have a responsibility to assist victims in a variety of ways, including refusing to watch, laugh, or join in when someone is being bullied.

  • Try to include everyone in play, especially those who are often left out.

  • Report bullying to an adult.

  • Remove victim from bullying situation by inviting him/her to join a different activity with you.

  • Distract bully by inviting him/her to join you in a positive activity. 

Parents at our school will do the following to prevent or address bullying:

  • Be sure to contact school personnel to report the situation.

  • Tell the child what will happen next.

In the event the school becomes aware that a child has engaged in bullying behaviors the parent of the child will be notified by school personnel.

Click here to see the NJDOE Guidance for Schools on Implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act