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HALT Program

HALT, Harassment Awareness Learning Together, is the district-wide program to combat bullying in the Tuscaloosa City Schools. 

Definition of Bullying

  • Intentional act of aggression that may be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual or electronic
  • Committed over an extended period of time
  • Characterized by repeated acts of aggression or having the potential for repetitiveness
  • Characterized by a real or perceived imbalance of power
  • Compounded by technology
  • Refer to Anti-bully Policy 6.25 for complete bullying definition

Is Your Child Experiencing Bullying? 
If your child is experiencing bullying, submit an online form or complete the age-appropriate bullying/harassment form and return it to your child's counselor. 

Goals of HALT Initiative:

  • Increase awareness of the topic of bullying in order to decrease cases of bullying
  • Implement parent/community awareness training on the topic of bullying
  • Avenues for reporting bullying at the local school-level and central office
  • Work with HALT coordinators to implement comprehensive curriculum to address both the bully, victim, and empowering bystanders
  • Professional development for all faculty and staff including the transportation department on the topic of bullying

Contact

Student Services
Dr. Jessica Constant
Coordinator, Office of Student Services
205-759-3503
Email

Links

Report Bullying

Bullying by the Numbers

Bully Beware

BullyingUK

Stop Bullying

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