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Parenting with Wit & Wisdom: An evening with Barbara Coloroso
Sponsored by BOCES 2
Tuesday, March 22,2011, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Greece Athena Performing Arts Center


Barbara Coloroso is the author of
The Bully, The Bullied, and The Bystander: From Preschool to High SchoolóHow Parents and Teachers Can Help Break The Cycle of Violence




NYS PTA Convention 2010

Information from Kevin Jennings
Kevin Jennings is US Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools.


PowerPoint Presentation. The Physical Safety and Bullying section begins at slide 17.


Reference site on Bullying

PTA Summer Leadership Conference 2010

Sand Creek Middle School Anti-Bullying Program We will provide an overview of the nationally recognized Olweus Bullying Prevention Program which was founded by Dr. Dan Olweus. Participants will receive information about how to get the program started in their district and how we as a middle school are using the program to help us to address problems like cyber-bullying, sexting, relational bullying and physical instances of bullying.

Jill Penn, Assistant Principal, Sand Creek Middle School and Michael Nichter, Administrative Intern

Materials from Jill Penn. Jill presented at the 2010 PTA Summer Leadership Conference.

PDF of PowerPoint presentation

BPCC Rubric2.doc

Bullying Behavior and Consequences Rubric Grades 5-8

Bullying Incident Form_BIF.doc

Sand Creek Middle School Bullying Incident Form


Sand Creek Middle School Reaction/Action Page


Jill emphasized that it is important that the District have an Anti-Bullying policy that includes probation of off-campus bullying.

Definitions of Bullying

Most agree that bullying usually includes:
  • attack or intimidation with the intention to cause fear, distress, or harm that is either:
    • physical (e.g., hitting, punching),
    • verbal (e.g., name-calling, teasing), or
    • psychological/relational (e.g., rumors, social exclusion);
  • a real or perceived imbalance of power between the bully and victim; and
  • repeated attacks or intimidation between the same children over time (Farrington & Ttofi, 2010).


"A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself."

This definition includes three important components:

1. Bullying is aggressive behavior that involves unwanted, negative actions.
2. Bullying involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time.
3. Bullying involves an imbalance of power or strength.



Protect Your Child from Cyberbullying
Linda Criddle
Cyberbullying involves hurting others using online tools. While physical bullying usually reaches its peak in elementary school, according to one study, more than 30 percent of middle and high school students report being cyberbullied.
Parents Can Prevent Cyberbullying
Meline Kevorkian, EdD
Facebook, PTA Launch Anti-Cyberbullying Initiative  
January 26, 2010
PTA Radio Cyberbullying
PTA Radio takes a critical look at how bullying has gone viral and taken a deadly turn. Special guests- Whitney Meagher, PTA; and Dr. Michele Borba, child expert and award-winning author of "The Big Book of Parenting Solutions"
Bullying Bulletin Board: Is it really bullying?
Dr. Elizabeth Englander

The Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center

"...bullying is really a euphemism for abuse Ė it describes repeated, cruel, intentional victimization of a target by a more powerful person. To be bullying, a mean behavior canít be an accident, canít be unintentional, canít be a mistaken communication and canít be a one-time incident (even a cruel one). Bullies used to be primarily physically powerful kids, but today, bullying is most often perpetrated by socially powerful (i.e., popular) kids upon less popular and self-confident peers."
A Call to Stop Bullying by Jacob C. Herman Thanks to Kara of the Westwood Youth Group for this link.

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