Lord Stirling Anti-Bullying Policy

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Lord Stirling School Bullying Coordinator: Peter Canavan. Phone: 908-766-1786 ext. 127; Fax: 908-766-9443; Email: pcanavan@lordstirling.org; US Mail: PO Box 369, 99 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

Definition

“Harassment or bullying” is any gesture or written, verbal, graphic, or physical act (including electronically transmitted acts” i.e. internet, cell phone, personal digital assistant (pda), or wireless hand held device) that is 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 impairment; or by any other distinguishing characteristic. Such behavior is considered harassment or bullying whether it takes place on or off school property, at any school-sponsored function, or in a school vehicle.

Expectations

Lord Stirling School:

  1. Is dedicated to students and staff and to producing an atmosphere that encourages students to grow in self-discipline, respect for self and others, as well as the school and community property.
  2. Expects students to conduct themselves with a proper regard for the rights and welfare of other students and members of the school community.
  3. Believes that the best discipline is self-imposed. Staff members shall apply best practices designed to prevent discipline problems and encourage students’ abilities to grow in self-discipline. Staff are expected to use disciplinary situations as opportunities for helping students learn to assume responsibility for their behavior and the consequences of their behavior.
  4. Prohibits both active and passive support for acts of harassment or bullying, since bystander support of harassment or bullying can support these behaviors. The staff should encourage students to support students who walk away from these acts and report them to the designated authority or who constructively stop such acts.