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The Chappaqua Board of Education is committed to providing a safe and positive school environment for all students. Students are encouraged, at all times, to treat others as they would wish to be treated. In order to allow all students to enjoy the highest standard of education in our schools, the Board strictly forbids any forms of harassment, bullying, hazing, or discrimination on school grounds, school buses, and at all school sponsored activities.

Any student who hears about, sees, or believes he/she is the victim of an act of bullying, harassment, or discrimination should report it directly to an adult (administrator, counselor, teacher, social worker, school psychologist). If you cannot reach an adult directly you may use this form to anonymously report any suspicious incident, activity, bullying, cyberbullying, or other student-related or staff-related issues. Students who report such events or participate in an investigation have the right to be safe from any kind of retaliation.

Please note: this reporting system is only to be used for health and safety concerns.

Dignity for All Students Act
Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention


Student Code Of Conduct

False reporting will be taken seriously to the full extent of the law.

This system will be monitored between the hours of 7 am to 3:30 pm during the school year. Any reports submitted outside of these hours or during holidays will be responded to during the following normally scheduled school day.

Please do not use this system for issues requiring immediate assistance.
If this is an emergency requiring immediate assistance, please call 911.

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False reporting will be taken seriously to the full extent of the law.
If this is an emergency requiring immediate assistance, please call 911.

Threats or violence

A threat is a statement of an intention to inflict pain, injury, damage, or other hostile action on someone in retribution for something done or not done. Violence is the use of force for the purpose of injuring, damaging, or harming someone or something.

CyberBullying

Cyber-bullying involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group that is intended to harm others. "Cyberbullying" is when a student is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another student using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones, such as, text messages, Facebook, snapchat, etc.

Hazing

Hazing is any action taken or situation created by a student or group of students intentionally to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment or ridicule in the course of another student's initiation into or affiliation with any organization or group, regardless of the student's willingness to participate.

Sexual harassment/abuse

Sexual Harassment is a form of harassment in a public, social, or educational situation, involving the making of unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks toward another person. Sexual abuse is unwanted sexual activity, with perpetrators using force, making threats or taking advantage of victims not able to give consent.

Suicidal thoughts/threats

Suicidal thoughts are when an individual is thinking about the act of suicide, or having a preoccupation with the concept of suicide. The range of these thoughts can vary greatly in terms of level of seriousness. Suicidal threats are actions, verbal or nonverbal, that communicate or suggest that suicidal behavior might occur in the near future.

Harassment

Harassment covers a wide range of behaviors enacted by one person to another person that are intended to disturb or upset, and usually repetitive in nature. Harassment can come in many different forms including unwanted text messages. Text messaging harassment is when someone continuously sends text messages to a person when they either aren't supposed to or have been asked to stop doing it.

Sexual misconduct

Sexual misconduct is a broad term encompassing any unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that is committed without consent or by force, intimidation, coercion, or manipulation. Sexual misconduct can be committed by a person of any gender, and it can occur between people of the same or different gender.

Hate actions/speech

Actions and Speech that are intended to insult, offend, or intimidate a person because of some trait (as race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability).

Graffiti or vandalism

Graffiti/Vandalism is the intentional or reckless damage or destruction of school property or the property of others, including, but not limited to, the marking, drawing or painting of school property with any impression or insignia that are: obscene or libelous; denigrates others on account of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or disability.

Bullying

Bullying occurs when a person is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself. Bullying also can include aggressive behavior that involves unwanted, negative actions; involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time, and/or involves an imbalance of power or strength.

Depression

Feeling depressed can be a normal reaction to loss of a friend, loss of a relative, poor performance in school, and loss of a sporting game, student's life struggles, or an injured self-esteem. But when feelings of intense sadness, feeling helpless, hopeless, and worthless last for many weeks depression may need to be treated as a medical condition and an individual may need to seek counseling and talk about how they are feeling to a counselor or psychologist.

Drug and alcohol related

Drugs are illicit, illegal substances that cause addiction, habituation, or a marked change in consciousness. Drugs and/or alcohol may be present in situations where they are used, exchanged, sold, or abused.

Other - Specify

If there is a situation that is not covered by the other incident types, please select this option and provide a detailed description of the situation you want to report in the Incident Report Message Details section.

Cutting/self injury/self harm

Cutting, self-injury, or self-harm is the act of deliberately harming the surface of one's own body. It is a symptom of emotional pain or distress that should be taken seriously.