Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB)


Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School
Ms. Harry, Principal
aharry@roselleschools.org
Ms. Martin, Guidance Counselor/ Anti-Bullying Specialist
(908)298-2040 ext. 2065
jmartin@roselleschools.org

It is the intent of the NJ Legislature, in its January 2011 enactment of the new Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) Law, to strengthen the standards and procedures for preventing, reporting, investigating, documenting, and responding to incidences of HIB of students that occur in school and off school premises.

  Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying can be:
  • Physical: Kicking, biting, scratching, tripping, hitting, slapping, pushing/shoving
  • Verbal: Hurtful teasing, name calling, gossiping, insults, teasing about clothes or looks, spreading rumors, or making threats to secure silence “If you tell, I will…”
  • Non-verbal: Defacing damaging or destroying personal property, making threatening gestures, taking small items from others/stealing, playing mean tricks
  • Emotional: Intentional exclusion or spreading rumors, hate notes
  • Cyber-bullying: Spreading hurtful information through email, on-line chats, social networking sites or text and picture messages
  • Sexual: Unwarranted touching, obscene gestures or comments, exposing oneself

   The Roselle Public School District prohibits all acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying. In adherence with the procedures set forth in the District's HIB Policy and the NJ Anti-Bullying Law, an HIB complaint will be investigated promptly within 24 hours of being reported.

 NJDOE information site