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    SILENCE HURTS!

    The security and well being of our students and staff is a high priority of Beachside Montessori Village and the Broward County School District.   During times of crisis, communication is vital.  Being made aware of potentially dangerous situations is key to keeping our students and school safe.  

    Whether they speak with our school Principal, Assistant Principals, School Counselor,  or even leave an anonymous note on a teacher's desk, they must report what they know.  Keeping silent doesn't help us, them, or anyone else, in fact, it could allow a bad situation to get even worse.  Students, staff, or anyone else may report information about any illegal activity to the Anonymous Reporting/Silence Hurts Tip-line.

     

    Understanding the Difference Between Teasing and Bullying

    Teasing is an ambiguous social exchange between students whereby one student may feel insulted or hurt. The intent wasn't to hurt another student, but sometimes that's how the victim may feel.

    Teasing is not to be confused with Bullying. Bullying can be associated with the following acronym:

    R= Repeated (recurring often- more than once)
    I = Imbalance of Power (physical stature or group of students)
    P= Purposeful (Intent was to harm the victim)

    All students in grades K-8 each year have an anti-bullying assembly whereby they learn strategies on how to deal with teasing and bullying. They also learn what measures are in place at school so that they may report any bullying activity.

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    The attached articles can serve as a VERY useful tool in helping you work with your child in dealing with being teased at school or in the community. PLEASE take the time to open these articles located at the bottom of the page.
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    The Broward County School District has also established a Hotline.  The District's Hotline is another way to provide information to our school and District officials about a potentially dangerous situation.  It is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  All calls are recorded and Caller ID identifies where the incoming call is originating from.  Operators log all the important information, then relay it to the proper authorities (the District's SIU Department and local law enforcement agencies) for follow-up.

    Beachside Montessori Village and the Broward County School District take security very seriously, and any matter our school or District officials are made aware of will be investigated.  This Hotline has been established only for individuals to call and report a possible problem.  BMV encourages anyone wishing to report information about any illegal activity or information about crimes committed or being planned to the District's Emergency/Silence Hurts Hot-line at:

    (754) 321-0911

    Anyone wishing to file a report may also email information to:

      school911@browardschools.com

    Or via texting 'SBBC' plus the message to CRIMES (274637). Tips are received immediately by the District's Special Investigative Unit/Professional Standards Department, staffed seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Names and contact information remain confidential

     

    For immediate emergencies, people should continue to use established emergency numbers, including 911.

     

     For Broward Schools anti-bullying page click here