We value our students' safety and take it very seriously. Please read the following description prior to filling out a report:
Harassment, intimidation or bullying means any intentional act, by electronic, written, verbal, or physical means – including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or other distinguishing characteristics – that:
Physically harms a student or damages the student's property; or
Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student's education; or
Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.
Harassment/Bullying can include (but is not limited to):
Verbal – name calling, slurs, harassment, teasing, derogatory remarks, rumors, etc.;
Non-verbal – threatening tones, gestures, inappropriate touching, or actions that intentionally humiliate or threaten a student's sense of safety;
Violating personal space – (ex. bouncing a ball on the back of your bus seat to bug you constantly);
Physical – hitting, kicking, etc.;
Exclusion – leaving people out on purpose, cliques, exclusive clubs, telling friends not to be friends with you;
Threats –communicating to cause fear or anxiety in another person(s), trying to control another with a threat of harm;
Gender/sexual based or individuality – harassment about gender/sexual orientation or physical appearance;
Cyber – using technology to bully: social network sites, web pages, text messages, instant messaging, hate blogs, pictures, prank phone calls, etc.;
Indifferent – being a bystander and not reporting, or laughing and going along with it.