Definition of Bullying

Bullying can be defined as repeated and systematic harassment and attacks on others, perpetrated by individuals or groups. Bullying takes many forms and can include many different behaviors, such as but not limited to:

  • Physical violence and attacks
  • Verbal taunts, name-calling and put downs including ethnically-based verbal abuse and gender-based put downs
  • Threats and intimidation
  • Extortion or stealing of money and possessions
  • Exclusion from the peer group
  • Cyber bullying

Working together, we can make a difference!

Tips for parents if your child is dealing with a bullying situation:

Step 1 – Work With Your Child

  • Thank your child for telling you and discuss the specifics about the situation. Who is doing the bullying? What happened? Where did it take place?
  • Find out how your child responded to the situation and if others were present.
  • Have your child report the situation to a member of the school staff.

Step 2 — Work With The School

  • Meet with your child’s teacher and discuss what is happening to your child.
  • Meet with the school counselor.
  • (Go to Step 3 if needed)

Step 3 — Work With Building Level Administration and District Administration