Connetquot Central School District of Islip is committed to raising the
awareness of the issue of bullying in our schools. Our mission is to
help parents, teachers, students and the community address this problem.
We aspire to eradicate bullying in all district buildings and create
mutual respect in the Connetquot community.
RMS DASA COORDINATORS
Joseph Licato – Principal
Kimberly Nofi- YFS
Kathleen Justino – Guidance Counselor
Tara Sullivan- Guidance Counselor
Christine Valente – Guidance Counselor
DASA TASK FORCE COMMITTEE
Wayne Meyers- Assistant Principal
Tracey Ames – Psychologist
Christopher D’Andria – Teacher, Health/PE
Judey LaRocca- TA
Margaret Matzen – Teacher, SE
Michael Murphy – Teacher, Music
Jennifer Pluth – Teacher, Grade 7
Ann Roth – Secretary
Debra Smith – Teacher, Grade 6
Grace Sullivan – Teacher, Grade 7
Susan Tomassone – Teacher, Art
Suzanne Volkman – Teacher, Grade 6
Hallie Weil – Teacher, Grade 7 & 8
Jessica Wickers – Psychologist
What is bullying?
Bullying is aggressive behavior that is persistent, intentional and
involves an imbalance of power or strength. Traditionally bullying
involves actions such as hitting, teasing, and or intimidation through
social exclusion. In addition, cyberbullying is bullying through the
The four types of bullying are:
What are the possible warning signs of bullying?
Warning signs for parents may include, but are not limited to, when your child:
If you suspect your child is involved in bullying behavior, please consider the following:
Speak to your child privately. Learn about what’s been going on.
Listen, get the facts and assess your child's feelings about the
bullying. Is this the first time he or she has been hurt by bullying or
is this something that has been going on for a while? Assure your
child that it is not his or her fault.
Praise your child for
their courage to discuss bullying incidents with you. Explain how
helpful they are being by providing this important information.
A Digital Footprint - Remember that YouTube, Facebook, and Smart Phones are instantaneous and last forever!
Did You Know?
93% of all children between 12-17 use the internet
32% of teens clear their browser history to hide information from their parents
16% of teens have created private emails and social network pages to hide information from their parents
20% of teens have engaged in cyberbullying
42% of parents do not review the content of their child’s internet access
30% of parents allow their children to use the computer in unsupervised areas
What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying can be:
Where does Cyberbullying occur?
instant messaging, text, digital images, social network sites
(Facebook, Club Penguin, Twitter, Oovoo, AIM), Web pages, Blogs, Chat
Types of Cyberbullying
What can parents do about Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying research center- http://www.cyberbullying.us/
Connect Safely- Smart Social media- http://www.connectsafely.org/
Onguard Online - http://www.onguardonline.gov