Pass this out to your school
if you fear bullying, discrimination, verbal
or physical abuse, retaliation
or any rights of your child might be violated.
THE PARENT & STUDENT
BILL OF RIGHTS
To Whom It May Concern,
This letter is to request immediately that my son/daughter,_______,
be afforded all the protections under state and federal law to protect
him from physical or emotional harassment, discrimination, retaliation,
or verbal abuse. As schools legally acts in behalf of the parent
while in their care, it is my understanding that he/she has a right to
learn in a safe and harm-free educational environment.
It is also my understanding that school personnel have
a duty to facilitate his protection and fully investigate all allegations
he reports. I am now requesting that you protect my child from the
various forms of abuse he has suffered at your school.
Because my child is a minor, he/she has been informed
that he/she is not to discuss any allegations of such abuse without myself/parent/legal
guardian present during these discussions. I expect to be immediately called
to attend to these discussions if my child makes a complaint.
I am requesting that this protection begin immediately.
I will assume you are taking the appropriate action from this date forward.
If I am incorrect, I request you immediately notify me, and my advocate
at the following address:
city, state, zip
Pass this out to your children
if you fear your child will be challenge
because of bullying, discrimination,
verbal or physical abuse or retaliation.
STUDENTS RIGHT to REMAIN SILENT
with PARENTAL CONSENT
_________________________ has the right to remain silent
with parental consent in the event he/she is questioned by a teacher, principal,
social worker, psychologist or police officer about any non-academic matter
related to information about said student or another student. He/she
requests that the school immediately contact a parent or legal guardian
and inform them of the situation. The student does not consent to
his/her search of person, car locker, purse, backpack or books and will
not sign any documentation without first obtaining permission from a parent
or legal guardian.
Parent Signature: ________________________________
Children are protected under CIVIL RIGHTS
Thanks to EndZeroTolerance.com,
Juvenile Law, http://www.criminal-law.freeadvice.com/juvenile_law/,
and the bullypoliceusa yahoo group members (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bullypoliceusa)
coming up with the wordage for these handouts.
JOIN OUR BULLY POLICE
USA YAHOO SUPPORT GROUPS!
Elizabeth Bennett (Bully Police Survivor Director) moderates
the National group. To join, go to the Group home page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bullypoliceusa
and click on “Join Group.” You can also subscribe by emailing
There is a need for teenagers, who have been bullied,
to get support from those of their own age. Therefore, we have decided
to endorse a Yahoo support group just for teens. This group will
be moderated by teenagers and parents. The rules of good conduct
will be enforced. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bullypoliceteen/.
PAGE OF HONOR
Bully Police USA