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    If you feel as though your child has been harrassed, intimidated or bullied by another student, please use the following link as a way to report to us.  Once the form is complete, please contact either Mrs. O'Reilly, Mrs. Mahon, Mr. Sabia or Mrs. Poelstra.   We will discuss and address the issue.  Please also find Guidance for Parents relating to HIB on the link below.  
    Bullying and Teasing
    According to educational sources, here are some things you can do to help your child become more aware of bullying behaviors:

    • Encourage your child to talk about how to make friends, how they treat their friends and how to be a good friend. 
    • Discuss with your child what bullying is and what kinds of behaviors demonstrate bullying.
    • As you watch television with your child, help him or her identify  language, dialogue, or actions that demonstrate bullying behavior, such as "put downs" or "jokes" in comedy shows.
    • As your child deals with bullying situations at home or school, be open to discussing ways in which he or she can handle those situations.  Discuss how to avoid bullying situations.
    • Help your child become sensitive to his or her own behaviors or language that may be of a bullying nature as he or she deals with siblings or friends.  

    5 ways  to handle a Bullying situation:

    • Walk away; find your own friends
    • Tell an adult and get the teasing stopped fast
    • Ignore the tease, which takes the fun out of it
    • Stand up for yourself without fighting
    • Do what you feel is right, not what others tell you to do