Bullying and harassmentBullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:
Know what bullying and harassment are
- An imbalance of power
CyberbullyingBullies can use text messages and social media to start rumors and send mean comments and inappropriate pictures. Bullies can be anonymous in cyberspace, and may feel like they can't get caught. However, investigations can reveal the source of cyberbullying. If online bullying or harassment causes disruption in school, staff will intervene - even if personal electronic devices are used to post or send messages.
Cyberbullying should always be reported to school staff. These reports will help establish a pattern of bullying.