ERIC Number: ED489050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 0
Bullying and Harassment: A Legal Guide for Educators
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Any educator who wants to stop bullying and harassment needs to first understand the legal ins and outs of the problem. Here's a guide that provides the practical information needed to protect students and avoid litigation. Using actual court cases and school events that made major headlines, educator and attorney Kathleen Conn examines essentials that every educator needs to know: (1) What distinguishes bullying and harassment from teasing; (2) Why school personnel are liable when students harass another student; (3) When school policies and actions run the risk of violating civil rights protections and Constitutional law; (4) Why all school personnel have to be trained in how to deal with student threats of violence against schools or classmates; (5) How the Internet is breeding new forms of bullying and harassment; and (6) Which antibullying and antiharassment programs have achieved genuine results. Eight chapters contain the content: (1) Necessary Legal Background; (2) School Bullies and Bullying; (3) Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment of Students; (4) Other Forms of Harassment of Students; (5) Bullying and Harassment of Teachers and Other School Personnel; (6) Student Threats and Violence in Schools; (7) Internet-Enabled Bullying, Harassment, and Threats; and (8) Recommendations and Plans for Action.
Descriptors: School Personnel, Internet, Court Litigation, Constitutional Law, Violence, Guides, Civil Rights, Legal Responsibility, Bullying, Teachers, Students
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 1703 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311. Tel: 800-933-2723 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.