Definition of Bullying:
A student is being bullied when he/she is exposed one time, or repeatedly over time, to negative actions or behaviors on the part of one or more students.
Bullying is different from the typical disagreements or conflict that occur between friends or classmates. What’s the difference?
It’s bullying if:
- The person is being hurt, harmed, or humiliated with words or behavior.
- The behavior is repeated, though it can be a single incident.
- It is being done intentionally.
- The person being hurt has a hard time defending themselves from the behavior.
- The student(s) who are doing it have more power (such as being older, being physically bigger or stronger, having more social status, or when a group of students “gang up” on someone.
How to Report Bullying:
- Follow the Parent Reporting Procedures - Bullying Behavior.
- Tell an adult at school and an adult at home.
- Call the school.
- E-mail the school principal.
- Complete the PRJUSD Bullying Prevention Contact Form.
- Contact WeTip Anonymous Crime Reporting at tips.wetip.com or call 1-855-86-BULLY.
PRJUSD School Rules Against Bullying:
- We will not bully others.
- We will help students who are bullied.
- We will include students who are left out.
- When we know somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.
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Stop Bullying - Bullying Prevention Information
Teens Against Bullying - Information and resources for teens
Seth's Law (AB 9) - California Education Code Fact Sheet
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Internet Safety for Kids - Cyberbullying and cyberharassment
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