What is Bullying?

SCCS has a zero tolerance for “Harassment, intimidation or bullying” meaning any intentional written, verbal, or physical act, when the intentional written, verbal, or physical act:

  • Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property; or
  • Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education; or
  • Is severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
  • Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.
Examples of Bullying
  • Calling someone names
  • Any unwanted verbal or physical contact
  • Talking about someone’s parents or family
  • Making up false rumors
  • Hitting, pushing, punching, kicking, etc
  • Taking someone else’s snack or lunch
What are the effects of Bullying?
  • Depression
  • Feelings of sadness or loneliness
  • Missing school or skipping school out of fear, and some even drop out of school
  • Showing signs of depression, like ongoing sadness, withdrawal from others, losing interest in favorite activities, or trouble sleeping or eating
  • Talking about or showing an interest in death or dying
  • Engaging in dangerous or harmful activities, including reckless behavior, substance abuse, or self injury
  • Giving away favorite possessions and saying goodbye to people
  • Saying or expressing that they can’t handle things anymore
  • Making comments that things would be better without them
  • SUICIDE: Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts.

If you are caught bullying someone then you will receive at least 5 days of out of school suspension!!!!

*Remember: If you see someone being bullied and do not report it then you are just as guilty as the person that is doing the bullying.