Bullying and Social Media

Held March 25, 2017, Oakland Mills Middle School, 9:00 -11:15 a.m 9540 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia, Maryland 21045


Student Speaker:  Natalie McDuffie

HCPSS: Ron Morris and Rosanne Wilson (Parent session) with Patricia Branner-Pierce (Elementary), Marcus Nicks (Secondary)

HCPD: Detective Shapree Crawford and Officer Wayne Weaver

TCOE Elders: Towanda Brown,  Camille Cranson, Tequila McDuffie, Nycole Perez and Jamel Riley; with support from Annie Foster (registration) and Eddye Bullock

Bullying & Social Media Powerpoint Presentation

Social Media Presentation materials

Parent Evaluation

Student Evaluation

Survey input for Upcoming Sessions for Fall 2017/Spring 2018

Additional supporting documents:

The following documents are obsolete after July 2017 when the new Bullying Policy becomes in effect, but may be helpful:

TCOE Diagram of the Bullying Process

Written description of HCPSS policy on Bullying

FAQs-Bullying Process

FAQs-Parent Concern

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by entering your question on the Contact Us page

Description of Session:

The academy will assist parents with understanding the process for reporting bullying.   Representatives from the Howard County Police Department (HCPD) and the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) will discuss bullying, consequences of cyberbullying and the proper use of social media.  TCOE members will be available to share personal stories of bullying incidents and how they were resolved.

For Parents: Come learn about bullying reporting and investigative procedures, including cyberbullying by the HCPD.  Additionally, learn about various social media sites students are accessing, how to monitor the social media sites, and the potential consequences for inappropriate usage.

For Students: Educate students on how bullying affects others.  The goal is to have student panels for the middle and high school students as well as information on how to report bullying, not only against other students, but against HCPSS staff members as well.



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