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    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

    Joking

    Being "bossy"

    Not playing fair

    Actions done by accident

    Disliking someone

     

    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.