Bullying is defined as a single significant incident or a pattern of incidents involving a written, verbal, or electronic communication, or a physical act or gesture, or any combination thereof, directed at another student which:
- Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property;
- Causes emotional distress to a student;
- Interferes with a student’s educational opportunities;
- Creates a hostile educational environment; or
- Substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the school.
After many years of research, we have learned that bullying in our schools and in our society is a much more damaging and dangerous experience for children than we ever suspected. Unfortunately, it’s much more widespread and is occurring at an earlier age than ever before.
We’ve also learned that bullying has many serious consequences for the children who are bullied, for the bullies themselves, and for the bystanders who witness it.
(excerpt from Understanding Bullying)
Read through the full Understanding Bullying booklet below and if you have need to report bullying, download the Bullying Report form below as well.