• Bullying Resources

    Duxbury Public Schools is committed to providing a safe, positive, and productive educational environment free from bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, intimidation, and retaliation. This commitment is an integral part of our comprehensive efforts to promote learning and prevent harmful and disruptive behavior that can hinder the learning process for any student.

    Bullying and cyberbullying may occur in and out of school, during and after school hours, at home, and in locations outside of the home. When bullying and cyberbullying are alleged, parents' and families' full cooperation and assistance are expected.

    We recognize that certain students may be more vulnerable to becoming a target of bullying or harassment based on actual or perceived differentiating characteristics, including race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, socioeconomic status, homelessness, academic status, gender identity or expression, physical appearance, pregnant or parenting status, sexual orientation, mental, physical, developmental or sensory disability, or by association with a person who has or is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics. 

    The district promotes a safe and supportive environment for vulnerable populations in our school communities and provides all students with the skills, knowledge, and strategies to prevent or respond.

    Anonymous Reporting of Bullying/Retaliation

    Duxbury Public Schools Bullying and Intervention Policy

    Civil Rights Laws & District Coordinators

    Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Bullying
    Prevention and Intervention Plan

    State of Massachusetts Bullying Law

    The Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC)  was founded and is directed by Dr. Elizabeth Englander, a professor of Psychology at Bridgewater State College and an expert in the field.  MARC also benefits from the services of other academics and faculty members, graduate students, undergraduate students, and other support staff. Their goal is to bring low or no-cost services to K-12 education, law enforcement, and other professional caregivers for children in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Services include school programs, conferences, workshops, consultations, and research in bullying prevention, cyberbullying education and prevention, and violence prevention.