Choosing Friends Distractions from School THINGS TO THINK ABOUT Peer Pressure Health How you treat others Bullying
WHAT IS BULLYING? Any pattern of gestures or written, electronic, verbal communication, any physical act, or threatening communication that: - places a student in fear of harm to self or property - interferes or impairs a student’s educational performance, opportunities, or benefits :
BULLYING AT MOUNT TABOR Freshmen Survey Last Year 180 9th grade students reported witnessing bullying at Mount Tabor High School (41% of the class) 47 9th grade students reported being a target of bullying)
TYPES OF BULLYING Obscene Gestures Unwanted Physical Contact Hurtful Name Calling/Profanity Teasing Intimidation Cyberbulling Spreading False Rumors Excluding/Socially Isolating to Cause Emotional Harm
DISCRIMINATION Religion National Origin Race Ancestry Sexual Orientation Gender Disability Color Academic Status Socioeconomic Status Gender Identity Physical Appearance
Tyler Clementi, 18 New Jersey Seth Walsh, 13 California Asher Brown, 13 Texas BECAUSE OF BULLYING
Sean Mulveyhill, 18 Kayla Narey, 18 Phoebe Prince, 15 Massachusetts Flannery Mullins, 17 Sharon Velazquez, 17 Ashley Longe, 17 Austin Renaud, 18
In Our Community Ashley Rogers, 15 Kernersville, NC Glenn High School
Take a Stand WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT Embrace Difference Lead by Example Tell Someone!
WSFCS School Board Policy No students should ever engage in or be subjected top bullying behavior. The target determines if he or she is experiencing a “hostile environment.” Bullying includes discriminating against someone because they are “different.” No person is allowed to retaliate against anyone who reports bullying behavior. Any school employee who witnesses bullying behavior shall report it to the proper authority. The Principal or Principal’s desginee shall investigate the report.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. -Mother Teresa