Harassment & Bullying. What all students need to know. Harassment looks a lot like bullying. However harassment is always linked to Anti-discrimination Laws designed to protect specific populations identified by:
What all students need to know
gender, race, ethnic background, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or disability.
Harassment may be a single incident or a series of incidents.
Bullyingis repeated inappropriate behavior, direct or indirect, and by one or more persons, that:
harms, intimidates, threatens, victimizes, undermines, offends, or humiliates someone.The difference between Harassment & Bullying
Pushing, shoving, hitting, spitting, poking, tripping etc…
Touching someone in an unwanted way
Trashing someone’s personal property, such as their locker or notebook.
verbal intimidation =
Threatening someone to their face
Writing to or about someone - IM’s, text messages, and emails count!
Prank phone calls, or leaving nasty voicemailsDirect Behaviors Include:
TELL A TRUSTED ADULT or a PEP MEMBER
Listen to you.
Help you decide what to do next.
Back you up in your decision.
Help you file a formal complaint.
If you are a perpetrator, the victim and their family has the right to call the police and bring criminal charges of harassment against you, regardless of what the school decides to do!
it may not be your fault, but it is your responsibility.