Parent Resources


What is Bullying?

  • The person is being hurt, harmed, or humiliated with words and/or behavior
  • The behavior is being done intentionally
  • The person being hurt has a hard time stopping or preventing the behavior
  • The hurtful behavior is carried out by those who have more power (ex: older, physically bigger or stronger, more social status, or when a group of students single out an individual).

Conflict Vs. Bullying

Conflict is a mutually competitive or opposing action or engagement, including a disagreement, an argument or a fight which is a normal part of human development. Bullying is one-sided, where one or more students are victims of one or more person’s aggression, which is intended to physically or emotionally hurt the victim(s).

4 Types of Bullying Behaviors

  • Verbal – Includes taunting, name calling, malicious teasing or making threats 
  • Social – Includes spreading rumors, purposefully excluding people from activities, breaking up friendships 
  • Physical – Includes hitting, punching, shoving, spitting or taking personal belongings 
  • Cyberbullying – Includes using the Internet, cell phone or other digital technologies to harm others. 


An “upstander” is someone who recognizes when something is wrong & acts to make it right. When an upstander sees or hears about someone being bullied, they speak up. Being an upstander is being a hero: we are standing up for what is right & doing our best to help support & protect someone who is being hurt. 


If you'd like more information on Bordentown's Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) policy please click here

NJ 211 (available 24/7)- Dial 2-1-1

Connect people to services for help with food, housing, healthcare & more.


Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline 1-877-NJABUSE

Any person having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been abused or neglected has a legal responsibility to report it to the Division of Child Protection & Permanency. Calls can be made anonymously.


Children's System of Care 1-877-652-7624

Call for information about services for children with emotional & behavioral health care challenges & their families.


Domestic Violence Services 1-800-572-SAFE 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Call this number for information about domestic violence services in your local area.


Family Helpline 1-800-THE-KIDS 24 hours a day 7 days a week

If you're feeling stressed out, call to speak to a trained volunteer of Parents Anonymous who can provide support & refer you to resources in your community.


Free counseling

1. Trinity United Methodist Church- 339 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, NJ 08505- Free dinner for families every Tuesday night from 5-6:30 pm.
2. St. Mary's Food Pantry- 45 Crosswicks St., Bordentown, NJ 08505- Visit the rectory to sign up for help. They will give you an ID card that allows you to visit the food pantry once per week. Hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. from 2-3 pm, Thursday from 6-7 pm & Saturday from 9-10 am.