Bullying and Harrassment
Effective January 1, 2011 all Massachusetts public school systems are required by law to adopt an anti-bullying plan. Bullying has always been a problem in schools, but with the suicide of high school student Phoebe Prince, the state of Massachusetts has taken the stance that schools and administrations must play a more prominent role in preventing bullying from occurring. This is not an easy task as technology has significantly increased the avenues through which bullying can take place. Cyber bullying (via cell phone, computer or other medium) has become a huge problem.
The Sudbury Public School System and the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District have both adopted anti-bullying plans which can be accessed from the Links page of this site. In addition, both school systems have been working with Stan Davis, founding member of the International Bullying Prevention Association, to develop programs to help combat all types of bullying in our schools. For more information on Stan Davis and his extensive research and recommendations regarding bullying, please visit his website: Stop Bullying Now! Strategies for reducing bullying and harm.
Bullying and Harassment Counseling and Referral Services
The Sudbury Public School System and the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District have both adopted anti-bullying plans
Bullying and Harassment Suggested Reading
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