Every student has the right to be respected and the responsibility to respect others. Scottsdale Unified School District and its Governing Board are committed to provide a learning environment that is free from harassment or bullying in any form.
All individuals associated with this District including, but not limited to, administration, employees, students, and members of the public while on campus, are expected to conduct themselves at all times so as to provide a working and educational atmosphere free from harassment.
SUSD is committed to:
What Should I do If My Child is Bullied or Cyber bullied?
I am pleased to announce that our Scottsdale Leadership project team (Class XXV) has created a cyber bullying curriculum for Middle School students. The curriculum is designed to teach three effective bystander strategies; we call them the 3 R's. We want to share these specific strategies with parents so that they can be practiced and reinforced at home.
Why focus on bystanders?
Research suggests that if bystanders or witnesses are taught to properly intervene, they can stop bullying 50 percent of the time in less than 10 seconds. Pretty powerful, right? Also, kids are the ones on the frontline; bystanders are typically the first to witness acts of bullying. Many kids are reluctant to tell adults for fear of making it worse or shame in not being able to handle it.
Bystander Strategies: The 3 R's
Recognize Bullying and Cyber bullying
Reach Out and Stand Up
We would like parents, teachers, and administrators to reinforce these bystander strategies and role play specific scenarios both in school and at home. Role playing scenarios enable kids to practice exactly what to do and say in stressful situations. Students that have practiced these strategies are more likely to stand up if a bullying or cyber bullying situation arises.
Please practice the 3 R bystander strategies with your child. Below are two role-play scenarios for you to get started.
Dr. Steven Chestnut
Executive Director of Support Services
Department Fax: 480-484-5106
Executive Administrative Assistant