Individuals who are a part of the Barrington 220 school community can report school threats, bullying and concerns about a person’s well-being through their See Something, Say Something website here.
Bullying is defined as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.” (source: stopbullying.gov)
Bullying can be physical, verbal, and, with the increase in technology use and availability, electronic. Bullying is a pattern of repetitive and deliberate behavior specifically designed to be harmful and humiliating, often directed at someone more vulnerable than the bully.
To address issues of bullying and interpersonal violence, Barrington High School introduced the Green Dot Program during the 2017-18 school year to all faculty and students. Please find more information about the Green Dot Program at the link below.
In November of 2020, BStrong Together continued our efforts to reduce bullying and interpersonal violence and to provide resources, tools and hope in our community by hosting a community screening of the IndieFlix documentary The Upstanders. Following the screening, we hosted local area experts to talk about the film, local anti-bullying efforts, tips for parents to raise upstanders, and resources for students and parents in the community. The expert panel discussions were held in English and in Spanish. View the video of the panel in English here or the panel in Spanish here. View The Upstanders Tips and Fact Sheet in English or in Spanish.
Green Dot, etc.
Green Dot, etc. is an evidence-based, comprehensive approach aimed at reducing multiple forms of interpersonal violence by capitalizing on the power of peer and cultural influences across all levels of the socio-ecological model. The goal is for these groups to engage in a basic education program that will equip them to integrate moments of prevention within existing relationships and daily activities.
Resources for parents, educators, students and communities on educating and preventing bullying & cyberbullying.
Common Sense Media – Cyberbullying, Haters and Trolls
Videos, and articles to help with tough conversations — whether your kid is a bully or is being bullied. Common Sense Media answers all your cyberbullying questions, offers age-appropriate advice, school resources, and more from parents and experts.
A Platform for Good: How to Talk to Your Kids About Bullying
Helping kids to identify what is bullying and what just hurtful behavior.
Resources and ideas for creating “bucket filling” schools, families, workplaces, and communities based on the book, “Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?” – a guide to daily happiness for kids.
Bullyproof Your Child for Life
by Joel Haber, Ph.D.
What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear
by Carrie Goldman
Queen Bees & Wannabes
by Rosalind Wiseman
Masterminds & Wingmen
by Rosalind Wiseman
Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain
by Treavor Romain
Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?
by Carol McCloud
The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander
by Barbara Coloroso
Odd Girl Out and Odd Girl Speaks Out
by Rachel Simmons