Bully Prevention

USD 230 is committed to providing a positive and productive learning and working environment. Hazing, harassment, intimidation, menacing or bullying by any means by students, staff or a third party is strictly prohibited and shall not be tolerated in the district. The USD 230 district BOE has adopted a district-wide anti-bullying program to ensure the safety of all students.

Bullying is defined as 'aggressive behavior that involves unwanted, negative actions. Bullying involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time. Bullying is intentional and involves an imbalance of power.

There are four types of bullying:

1) Verbal Bullying occurs when someone uses language to gain power over his or her peers. Examples include name calling, teasing, taunting, threatening, slurs, etc.

2) Physical Bullying occurs when a person uses body actions including hitting, tripping, shoving, slapping, punching, kicking, damaging or destroying personal property, etc.

3) Relational Bullying occurs when a group of individuals try to hurt a peer by ignoring, isolating, excluding, shunning or gossiping.

4) Cyber Bullying means bullying by use of any electronic communication device. Examples include email, instant messaging, text messages, blogs, online games, websites, etc.

SHHS Four Rules of Bully Prevention:

1) We will not bully others

2) We will try to help students who are being bullied

3) We will try to include students who are left out

4) If we know that someone is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home

Bully Prevention Resources:

Bullying: Who it affects and Why