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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.

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. 
Developmental Pediatricians

Visiting a developmental pediatrician can be beneficial for several reasons, especially if you have concerns about your child's growth, behavior, & development. Developmental pediatricians are medical specialists that focus on addressing & managing developmental & behavioral issues in children.


Developmental pediatricians will provide less general pediatric primary care services, focusing on the evaluation & treatment/ management of conditions including developmental delays affecting language, speech, & motor skills, nonverbal learning difficulties, concerns with social skills, behavioral & or performance difficulties, mental health conditions, & various health conditions. 


Delayed Speech and Motor Skills

If you witness your child having delayed development in language, speech, motor skills, & thinking capacity, make sure to make an appointment with a doctor. These could be indications that your child is struggling with their mental growth. Speech impediments can be worked through with the proper care, especially when they are identified early on during your child’s development process.


Problems with Regular Behaviors

Signs that your child may need a developmental pediatrician include observing that they appear to have basic regulatory disorders like a feeding problem, sleeping disorders, difficulties with discipline, complications with toilet-training issues, & other bathroom problems like enuresis, which is a professional term for bedwetting, & encopresis, which refers to soiling themselves in bed.


Learning Problems

Learning complications are often harder to identify for parents, especially considering that they aren’t present with their kids in their classrooms during the school year. Dyslexia refers to someone having trouble reading, figuring out speech sounds, & relating to letters & words. Problems with math, writing difficulties, & basic learning problems in school are other red flags that should make a parent concerned about their child having developmental issues.


Attention Issues

Common attention & behavioral problems like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder & conditions associated with depression, anxiety, oppositional-defiant behavior, & conduct problems are all reasons for a doctor to get involved. Let a professional make the appropriate recommendations to apply pediatric help for development limitations in a child. There is no reason to get overwhelmed & jump to conclusions before you receive an analysis from a reliable pediatrician.