Dr. Kevin M. Hurley Middle School
Bullying Information

According to the MA DESE:

"Bullying" for the purposes of requirements related to Chapter 92 of the Acts of 2010 legislation is defined as the following:

The repeated use by one or more students [aggressor(s)] of a written, verbal or electronic expression or a physical act or gesture or any combination thereof, directed at a target that: (i) causes physical or emotional harm to the target or damage to the target's property; (ii) places the target in reasonable fear of harm to him/herself or of damage to his/her property; (iii) creates a hostile environment at school for the target; (iv) infringes on the rights of the target at school; or (v) materially and substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of a school. For the purposes of requirements related to this law, bullying shall include cyber-bullying. See section 5 of the legislation for more details on the definition of cyber-bullying and more.

Any HMS student who feels that they are being bullied, or have witnessed an act of bullying, may speak in confidence to any staff member at the school.
Check out these resources for assistance and more information:
Digital Disrespect
MA State Law

Bristol County Sheriff's Office -
Bullying & Online Safety

Bullying Materials
The Bully, The Bullied, and The Bystander
Bullying Prevention
Bystander Prevention

The following documents have been developed by the
Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State College:
Parent Information on Cyberbullying
Parent Information on Social Networking 
Parent Information on Security in Children's online games/websites