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Paramus Junior Baseball League - Bullying Policy

 

Given the serious effects bullying has on youth and organizations, Paramus Junior Baseball League (PJBL) can’t simply dismiss it as a “normal” or inevitable part of childhood. There is nothing “normal” about ongoing incidents of harassment, violence and intimidation. Bullying not only leads to anxiety and low self esteem in youth who are targeted, but also causes other youth to feel unsafe. Youth of all ages deserve the right to feel safe and supported by all PJBL Board members, managers, coaches, parents and spectators. PJBL’s purpose and responsibility is to address all bullying issues that occur on PJBL grounds and, activities during PJBL functions.

 

Taking Bullying behavior seriously is an important step in working toward a safe and effective baseball youth program. By raising awareness throughout our league, PJBL Board members, Coaches, parents and spectators can work together to ensure that the Paramus Junior Baseball League is a place that our youth and parents feel welcome and included.

 

Bullying is:

·        Intentional, repeated harmful acts, words or other behavior that makes the victim feel hurt, scared, and/or ashamed

·        An imbalance in real or perceived power must exist between the bully and the victim

·        Not intentionally provoked by the victim(s)

 

Types of Bullying:

·        Physical Bullying:  Hitting, stealing, shoving, strangling, hair-pulling, biting, excessive tickling, or any other deliberate and inappropriate  touching.

·        Verbal Bullying:  Hurtful name-calling, taunting, threatening, gossip, and teasing.

·        Emotional Bullying:  Rejection, terrorizing, extorting, humiliating, black-mailing, rating/ranking of personal characteristics such as race,  disability, ethnicity, or perceived sexual orientation, manipulating friendships, isolating, and peer pressure.

·        Harassment:  Includes many of the actions listed above and sexual harassment involving actual physical contact or explicit written/verbal  language. In many cases, same-gender and cross-gender sexual harassment may also qualify as bullying.

 

If it was determined that any individual (youth or adult) has been directly or indirectly involved in bullying, the following consequences can be given depending on the bullying situation at the discretion of the League President and/or the Executive Board.

 

·        Verbal warning

·        Suspension

·        Expulsion from Paramus Junior Baseball League

·        Local law enforcement involvement

 

Following due process procedures, appropriate consequences will be assigned.  With each of these consequences, parents and/or legal guardian will be notified.

 

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