The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) was enacted to provide students with a safe, supportive educational environment free from discrimination, harassment and bullying. In accordance with DASA, Minerva Central School condemns and strictly prohibits all forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying.
Watch the video above or use the following resources to learn more DASA and how to prevent or respond to bullying.
What is Bullying? A government website titled Stop Bullying Now defines
when someone hurts or scares another person on purpose and the person being
bullied has a hard time defending him or herself. Usually, bullying happens
over and over.
- Punching, shoving, and other acts that hurt
- Spreading bad rumors about people
- Keeping certain people out of a
- Teasing people in a mean way
- Getting certain people to "gang up" on
Bullying also can happen online or electronically. Cyber bullying is when children or teens bully each other
using the Internet, mobile phones or other cyber technology. This can
- Sending mean text, email, or instant messages
- Posting nasty pictures or messages about others
in blogs or on Web sites
- Using someone else's user name to spread rumors
or lies about someone