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  1. Character Education: A Systemic Approach to Bullying/Violence Prevention Presentation to Special Education Advisory Committee March 11, 2013

  2. When Bullies Rule: Schools Offer a Lesson Plan on Bullies School Bullying Is a Common Experience for Students, Survey Reports Bullying Widespread in U.S. Schools, Survey Finds Washington: Anti-bullying Measure Supported NEWS & TRENDS The Bullying Pulpit: Post-Columbine, Harassment Victims Take School to Court

  3. BCPS Character Objectives

  4. BCPS Character Objectives

  5. BCPS Character Objectives

  6. Qualities of Character (15)

  7. The Safe Schools Reporting Act of 2005 Legislation

  8. Regulations Mandating Policy

  9. Board of Education Policy 5580: Students: Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation

  10. Harassment • Race, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or other identifying characteristics • Ability to participate in or benefit from the school’s educational programs or activities is adversely affected.

  11. Intimidation • Subjected to intentional action that seriously threatens and induces a sense of fear and/or inferiority • Ability to participate in or benefit from the school’s educational programs or activities is adversely affected

  12. Cyber-bullying • Harassing, humiliating, intimidating or threatening others on the Internet or via cell phones or other technology available to youth (e.g. e-mails, web pages, instant messaging, and other electronically communicated messages).

  13. Dr. Dan Olweus: Olweus Bullying Program

  14. BCPS State Reports of Incidents • 2007-2008 142 • 2008-2009 119 • 2009-2010 302 • 2010-2011 510 • 2011-2012 464 Staff May Report

  15. Suspension Data for Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation • 2007-2008 248 • 2008-2009 309 • 2009-2010 413 • 2010-2011 474 • 2011-2012 223

  16. A Successful Bullying Prevention Program is…

  17. Performance Goal 4: Implement an active character education program. Response to the Issue School Improvement Plan

  18. Response to the Issue

  19. BCPS Response to the Issue

  20. Be a BUDDY, NOT A BULLY. Bullying Prevention in the Health Education Curriculum • Over 20 lessons in the K-12 health education curriculum. • Students acquire content and skills related to: • respecting differences, • building character, • exhibiting politeness, • controlling emotions, • communicating clearly, • managing peer pressure, • preventing violence.

  21. Response to the Issue:

  22. Response to the Issue

  23. County and System Wide Collaborations

  24. Contact Information Department of School Safety and Security (410) 887-4360 or visit http://www.bcps.org/safety/