Bullying Prevention

Bullying Prevention

District Anti-Bullying Curriculum

Bully-Proofing Your School is a comprehensive program for handling bully/victim problems through the creation of a caring majority of students who take the lead in establishing and maintaining a safe and caring school community. The program focuses on converting the silent majority of students into a caring majority by teaching strategies that help them to avoid victimization and to take a stand for a bully-free school. In schools which have implemented the program, incidences of bullying behaviors have declined and feelings of safety among the students have increased.

Bullying Awareness

In addition, Dr. Elizabeth Englander, nationally recognized researcher and expert in the area of bullying and cyber-bullying, childhood causes of violence, aggression and abuse, and child development presented her research for the Georgetown Public Schools. Dr. Englander is also a professor of Psychology and Founder and Director of The MA Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) at Bridgewater State University, a Center which delivers anti-violence and anti-bullying programs, resources, and research for the state of MA.She was named Most Valuable Educator of 2013 by the Boston Red Sox because of her work in technological aggression and how it interacts with peer abusiveness in general.

As a school district, the Georgetown Public Schools proudly continues to work with The MA Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) through student and faculty trainings on social awareness and anti-bullying. In addition, Georgetown Public Schools participates in a K-12 Bully-Proofing Your School curriculum.

Parent Resources


Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center

DESE: Bullying Prevention and Intervention Services

Cyberbullying: A Guide for Parents

Social Networking: A Guide for Parents

Online Security for Children: A Guide for Parents

Responding to Bullying: A Guide for Parents