Anti-Bullying Policy 5.9
Broward County’s Anti-Bully Policy 5.9
The School Board of Broward County has one of the nations most comprehensive Anti-Bullying policies, Policy 5.9. The policy, which was adopted on July 22, 2008, was designed by the District’s Office of Prevention Programs and Student Support Services, under the Safe Schools Healthy Students Grant initiative to help ensure all of our students and staff can feel safe and respected while attending school. The District’s Anti-Bullying Policy specifically prohibits bullying of or by any District student or employee, with consequences for those acts that meet the definition of bullying as defined in the policy. The policy defines “Bullying” as systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees. The Office of Prevention uses a helpful acronym to help us determine what kinds of acts meets this criteria of the policy definition. To be determined to be bullying, the behavior must be
The policy sets forth guidelines for the identification and reporting of bullying as well as a timeline for the investigation and appeals process. The overall goal of the initiative is the protection of students and their increased feelings of safety and belonging. The policy requires teachers and staff to utilize a variety of prevention and intervention activities and includes tools and resources that create environments of safety and respect and expectations of appropriate behavior.
The Anti-Bullying Policy was developed by a District task force, which included the essential components of community and parental involvement. For more information and to utilize or view related tools to the policy, please see below.
Policy 5.9 Documents, Videos, & Forms
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Parents: Teaching Your Kids to Choose Peace and Stop Violence
Students: Choosing Peace to Stop Bullying Violence
Parent Anti-Bullying Policy Introduction Video
This video details the policy and procedures related to bullying.
Parent Anti-Bullying Video: Teach Your Kids To Choose Peace and Stop Violence
This video is an excellent tool on “how to” help our children combat bullying whether they are a target, bystander, or aggressor. Watch it via BECON TV’s EduVision Video Portal. The direct link to the Parent Anti-Bullying video is: https://becon223.eduvision.tv/default.aspx?q=X3Y5NcZVhaCFS9xSdjj9Ow%253d%253d
Student Anti-Bullying Policy Introduction Video
Student Anti-Bullying Video K-5, 6-13: Choosing Peace To Stop Bullying Violence
This video is an excellent tool on “how to” help combat bullying whether you are a target, bystander, or aggressor. Watch it via BECON TV’s EduVision Video Portal. The direct link to the Student Anti-Bullying video is: https://becon223.eduvision.tv/default.aspx?q=X3Y5NcZVhaBVHHxxOd2EBw%253d%253d
Teacher Anti-Bullying Policy Video
Other Anti-Bullying Resources
Anti-Bullying Training Module assembly power point presentations and videos for parents, teachers, and students.