• Definition

    A student is being bullied when he/she is repeatedlyexposed to negative actions by another student which results in an imbalance ofpower.  Bullying can take many forms, allof which are unwanted and can have harmful effects. Bullying behaviors (director indirect) can be physical, verbal, written, emotional, and/or cyber.


    Physical- hitting, kicking, spitting, pushing,stealing and/or damaging personal belongings, sexual acts, and invasion of onespersonal space in an aggressive manner.


    Verbal/Written- taunting, malicious teasing,name calling, making threats (including phone and internet), and sexual remarks.


    Emotional- spreading rumors,manipulating social relationships or environments, engaging in socialexclusion, extortion, ridiculing, and intimidating.