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Get Help With Bullying

 

Research shows that bullying has harmful effects on student well-being, student learning and school attendance. Hayward Unified School District is committed to providing a safe school environment that protects students from physical and emotional harm. Click the links to see the full language of HUSD's Board Policy and Administrative Regulation for Bullying. One part of the policy states: 

 

“No individual or group shall, through physical, written, verbal, visual, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any student or school personnel, or retaliate against them for filing a complaint or participating in the complaint resolution process.”

 

To prevent bullying and harassment, staff members have a responsibility to: 

  • Collaborate and build positive relationships and school environments

  • Intervene right away if they witness acts of bullying or harassment

  • Document and report acts of bullying or harassment to the principal if they witness it

  • Investigate reports of bullying and communicate with the student and parent/family about an effective resolution (Administrator)

 

If you or someone you know is experiencing bullying or harassment, there are different ways to get help:

  • You can talk with a trusted adult (parent, teacher, campus safety officer, counselor, etc.) right away; Make sure there is a plan to inform the principal

  • You can tell the school principal verbally and in writing; Send a follow up email to restate your concerns and ask any questions about the situation

  • You are encouraged to complete a Bullying Complaint Form; You can choose the online form or printed paper form

  • You can file a Uniform Complaint if you are not satisfied with the resolution after following the suggestions listed above or if you have any complaints about the process. Please see the Uniform Complaints and Title IX page for more information.

 

Everyone deserves to feel safe and to participate in school without fear. If something is getting in the way of this, report it to a staff member. If it doesn't work the first time, report it to another staff member. Write down what happened, keep a copy for yourself and give it to the principal. Don't stop until you get the help you need and deserve. 

 

If you or someone you know is feeling like there is no hope, or thinking about hurting themselves or suicide, GET HELP NOW

 

 

updated January 2022