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DASA - Dignity for All Students Act

Anti-Bullying Information and Resources

Unadilla Valley Central School District believes that all students deserve and have the right to be educated in a safe, nurturing, and supportive school environment that accepts them for who they are.


DASA Coordinators:
The Dignity for All Students Act coordinator for Unadilla Valley is:

Pre-K through Grade 12
Kevin Nial
Student Advocate
607.847.7500 
 

New York State Dignity for All Students Act
New law effective July 1, 2012

The goal of the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), which took effect July 1, is to provide students with a safe, supportive educational environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment and bullying. Some of the law requirements include updating and/or establishing anti-harassment and discrimination policies and regulations, creating school training programs and incorporating or embedding civility, citizenship and character education into the curriculum for every grade level.

Resources specific to the Dignity for All Students Act:

What is Bullying? A government website titled StopBullying.gov defines it as:

Bullying happens when someone hurts or scares another person on purpose and the person being bullied has a hard time defending himself or herself. Usually, bullying happens over and over.

  • Punching, shoving, and other acts that hurt people physically
  • Spreading bad rumors about people
  • Keeping certain people out of a "group"
  • Teasing people in a mean way
  • Getting certain people to "gang up" on others
Bullying also can happen online or electronically. Cyberbullying is when children or teens bully each other using the Internet, mobile phones or other cyber technology.

This can include:
  • Sending mean text, email, or instant messages
  • Posting nasty pictures or messages about others in blogs or on Web sites
  • Using someone else's user name to spread rumors or lies about someone

General Resources about Bullying:

Resources about Cyberbullying: