Bullying Information

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 What is bullying?

 

Bullying is:
Conduct that occurs or is received in a public school, on school district premises, in a district
owned or leased school bus or school vehicle, or at any public school or school
district sanctioned or sponsored activity or event and which:
  •  Is so severe, pervasive, or objectively offensive that it substantially interferes with the student’s educational opportunities;
  • Places the student in actual and reasonable fear of harm;
  • Places the student in actual and reasonable fear of damage to property of the student; or
  • Substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the public school.

 

Is it bullying or something else?

 

An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.

 

If you are being bullied:

 

The first priority is always your safety.  Here are some strategies for you to consider:

  • Tell them to stop.  
  • Walk away. Do not let them get to you. If you walk away or ignore them, they will not get that satisfaction. 
  • Protect yourself. Sometimes you cannot walk away. If you are being physically hurt, protect yourself so that you can get away.
  • Tell an adult you trust. Talking to someone could help you figure out the best ways to deal with the problem.  In some cases, adults need to get involved for the bullying to stop. Report it using the report form below.
  • Find a safe place. Go somewhere that you feel safe and secure like the library, a favorite teacher’s classroom, or the office.
  • Stick together. Stay with a group or individuals that you trust.
  • Find opportunities to make new friends. Explore your interests and join school or community activities such as sports, drama, or art. Volunteer or participate in community service.

 

 

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