Let’s Partner to Cultivate A Culture of Kindness at Stoddert!
Kindness Includes Saying “No!” to Bullying!
Stoddert is an inclusive school community that cultivates a “Caring Culture” that is focused on fomenting a sense of belonging, mutual respect and mutual responsibility for ALL students and their families whether online or offline, both on and off the school campus.
Stoddert dedicates human, digital and print resources aimed at eradicating bullying/cyber-bullying dilemmas. Members of the school community collaborate to help themselves, and advocate on behalf of victims of bullying behavior.
Definition of Bullying:
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. The behavior is repeated. Types of bullying: verbal, social or physical.
Cyber-bullying is bullying or harassment that happens online. It can happen in a text message, an online game or on a social networking site. It might involve rumors, comments or images posted online.
For more, please visit: DCPS Bullying Prevention Policy
All school personnel are trained on anti-bullying and the “Culture of Kindness” at Stoddert.
Stoddert’s Anti-Bullying Team includes: Ms. Hoyt, Ms. Bowlin, Ms. Tick, Mr. Wagner, Mr. Scott, and Ms. Villegas.
Interventions at Stoddert include one-on-one interventions by a member of Stoddert’s Mental Health Team i.e. counselor, social worker, psychologist.
Online Resources For Students and Parents:
- Common Sense Media
- Developing Empathy
- On Guard Online
- Bullying Definition
- Net Smartz Kids
- I Want To Stop Bullying Workbook
- Do You Bully?
Ms. Hoyt and Ms Bowling have many print resources and books available for interested parents and students. Please see either of them, if you’d like more information.
Tips for Teachers & Parents
The Stoddert Anti-Bullying Team took a survey of Stoddert students and the following is a list of websites that students use. Teachers and parents should familiarize themselves with these websites and online games such as:
- Yik Yak
- Xbox (Parent comment: Make sure kids understand if they are playing with someone they know).
- Clash of Clans (Allows comments)
- Nick Jr.com
Anti-Bullying & Culture of Kindness Support:
Administrative POC: Mrs. Ibis Villegas