Hazing Prevention
Talk to your student

Talk to Your Student

TALK TO YOUR STUDENT ABOUT HAZING


It’s important to take a proactive role in fighting hazing. Each year, hundreds if not thousands of students are involved in hazing. What some consider ‘tradition’ or ‘paying your dues’ can turn into a truly dangerous or deadly event. Simply put, hazing’s potential for harm – both physical and psychological – is tremendous. Please join schools across the country in taking a proactive stance against hazing by talking to your student about hazing as they become involve in student organizations and teams.


QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR STUDENT BEFORE HE OR SHE JOINS AN ORGANIZATION OR TEAM

  • What activities do you think you want to be involved in at school?
  • Do you know what hazing is?
  • How can you stand up or say ‘no’ if it occurs?
  • What are resources online or at school you can utilize if you experience hazing?
  • Do you know your school’s policies on hazing and consequences if caught?
  • Do you know how to report hazing?

QUESTIONS TO ASK AFTER INVOLVEMENT BEGINS

  • What organizations or teams are you involved in?
  • How much time are you spending on the organization or team?
  • What kinds of activities are involved in joining this group or team? Are you comfortable with all of these? Is there adult supervision and/or approval of these activities?
  • Is alcohol involved in any of these activities?
  • Have you met the organization’s advisor or coach? Do they approve of these activities?