What is Bullying?
Bullying is intentional behavior that hurts, harms, or humiliates a student, either physically or emotionally, and can happen while at school, in the community, or online. Bullying can be a single significant act (an extreme situation) or a pattern of acts by one or more students directed at another student that exploits an imbalance of power or intentionally causes harm to a student or their property.
Examples of Bullying
All claims of bullying will be reviewed by campus administration to determine if the incident is or is not bullying.
Verbal: Persistent name-calling, teasing, insults, negative remarks related to sexual preference, gender, race, age, and ethnicity
Social: Maliciously Spreading rumors, leaving people out on purpose, breaking up friendships
Physical: Hitting, punching, shoving, intentionally tripping, intentionally damaging others property
Cyberbullying: Using the internet, mobile phones, or other digital technologies to harm others
What bullying is NOT?
Disagreements or arguments
Not playing fair
Actions done by accident
Facts about Bullying
Bullying is NOT a fact of life. It is a life changing event.
On average, one in every 5 students reported being bullied.
75% of children who were bullied reported the bullying.
Students who experience bullying are more likely to experience poor school adjustment, anxiety, and depression.