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Student Social Responsibility Committee

The San Mateo-Foster City School District has a Student Social Responsibility Committee to support schools regarding the social and emotional development of all students. This committee is comprised of parents, teachers, community members and district staff, and is guided by the District's Strategic Plan. Our objectives are:

  • To provide youth development in order to support academic achievement and social and emotional well being through the promotion of school connectedness, meaningful student participation in the classroom, school community and civic responsibility.
  • To implement prevention programs through the administration and analysis of a variety of data, the use of science based curricula, and effective teacher training in order to promote healthy development and protect students from engaging in unhealthy behaviors.



The San Mateo-Foster City School District has identified bullying as any action that hurts someone else's feelings or harms another student.

Examples of types of bullying:

Physical Bullying

  • Push/Hit
  • Slap
  • Kick
  • Take/steal stuff
  • Touch inappropriately/sexually

Verbal Bullying

  • Tease in a mean way
  • Make fun of, call names
  • Gossip, spread rumors
  • People talk about you "behind your back"
  • Threaten, "if you don't..."

Social Bullying

  • Lease out of groups
  • Avoid
  • Ignore
  • Isolate
  • Humiliate in front of others

Cyber Bullying

Tease in a mean way, spread rumors, write hate comments of threaten using:

  • Email
  • Text messaging
  • Internet: Facebook, MySpace, Twitter

Racial Bullying

Tease in a mean way, make fun of, call names based on:

  • Race/where you're from
  • Culture/how you act
  • Religion/beliefs
  • Accent
  • Skin color

Gender Bullying

Tease, make fun of, call names:

  • Calling someone "gay", "lesbian", or "bisexual"
  • A boy acting like a girl or a girl acting like a boy