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  • Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying

  • New DefinitionIncludes ANY gesture, (Middle finger, hand gesture)

    ANY written, verbal or physical act, (Notes, hitting, texting, name calling)

    ANY electronic communication (Texting, Facebook, Formspring, Twitter, My Space)

    Can be a single incident or series of incidents

  • Motivation behind ANY actual or PERCEIVED characteristic

    Examples: Race, color of skin, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental/ physical and/ or sensory disability or any other distinguishing characteristic

  • Location On school propertyAt school-sponsored functionOn a school busOff school grounds (including cyberspace)

  • Conditions in addition to causing a substantial disruption or interference:Is insulting or demeaning to a student or group of students

    Creates a hostile environment for a student by interfering with the students education or causes harm physical or emotional

  • Types of BullyingPhysical punching, shoving, acts that hurt people

    Verbal name calling, teasing, making offensive remarks

  • Indirect Spreading rumorsKeeping certain people out of the groupGetting certain people to gang up on others Cyber Sending insulting messages by e-mail, text messaging, and/or chat rooms to the victim or to other about the victim.

  • You the BullyThink about your actions before reacting impulsively or aggressively

    Seek help from a trusted adult (guidance counselor, teacher, parent)

    Think about how others are feeling. How would you feel if you were the victim?

    It is okay to talk about your emotions.

  • If you are being BulliedFirst tell an adult what is going on

    Develop friendships with others that have similar interests (join a club, sport, etc.)

    Ask for help from a trusted friend and/or adult to come up with a solution (guidance counselor)

  • You the BystanderBe empathetic

    Help to intervene with guidance from an adult

    If you do nothing but have knowledge of the bullying, you will be looked at the same as the bully.

  • Student ExpectationsWAMS prohibits the active or passive support of acts of harassment, intimidation, and/ or bullying. Students are encouraged to support their peers by:Walking away from acts of harassment, intimidation, and bullying when you see it.Peacefully attempt to stop the act of harassment, intimidation or bullying.Provide support to peers who have been subjected to harassment, intimidation or bullying.Report acts of harassment, intimidation and bullying to an adult (Teacher, guidance counselor, Mr. Kelly and/ or Ms. Butler)

  • Where do you go for HELP?Talk to an adult

    Parent/ Guardian/ Family (Not a sibling)TeacherMs. Trasatti, Ms. VogdesCoachMr. Kelly, Ms. Butler

  • The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look onand do nothing!~ Albert Einstein