Bullying Prevention

What is Bullying?

Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself.

3 Key Components of Bullying:

    Involves an aggressive behavior
    Typically involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time
    An imbalance of power or strength is present

School Rules:

    We will not bully others.
    We will try to help students who are bullied
    We will try to include students who are left out.
    If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our school cares about the safety and well-being of our students. We want to make sure our school is a good place for students to learn. To do this we are using a program called the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is one of the best-known bullying prevention programs. OBPP has been proven to reduce bullying and prevent new bullying problems from occurring. The program also works to make relationships stronger among students. The program is for all students, the bullied, the aggressor, and the by-standers.

Parents and guardians play a key role in this program. Your child will be asked to tell an adult at school and at home if he or she is bullied or sees bullying happening at school. It will be very important that you take any bullying seriously and tell our school staff. Our school staff members are trained to deal with bullying situations when we are made aware of harmful situations.

Bullying should not be seen as “kids being kids” or something that students just need to deal with. Having a safe school experience is something that all students should be able to enjoy.

The following will be the protocol that we follow here at Lake Ridge when an incident is determined as bullying:

Involves an aggressive behavior

  1. Typically involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time
  2. An imbalance of power or strength is present

If you have any questions about the program, please call your child’s teacher or me.

Sincerely,

Renee’ Wood, Principal                                                                                                                

Lake Ridge School