- We will not bully others.
- We will try to help students who are bullied.
- We will try to include students who are left out.
- If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.
Definition of Bullying
A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself.
- Seek immediate help from an adult. If adults do not hear about the incidents, they cannot act to disrupt and stop the behavior.
- Speak up and/or offer support for the victim.
- Encourage parents to become involved in school activities.
- Become a buddy for a younger quieter student.
Request that the bully stop:
- Seek immediate adult help if the bully does not stop.
- Speak up and/or offer support from the victim (i.e. pick up her books).
- Privately support those being hurt with words of kindness.
- Ask the bully to “cool it”.
- Express disapproval of the bullying behavior by not joining in the laughter, teasing or spreading rumors or gossip.