Students BP 5131.2(a) The following partial Board Policy, (the full text is available on the district website) is provided for your information any incidents or concerns regarding bullying should be immediately reported to a staff member, counselor or administrator.
“The Governing Board of the Sweetwater Union High School District affirms that every
student and staff member has the right to a safe and secure school environment, free of
humiliation, intimidation, fear, harassment, or any form of bullying behavior…., therefore, the prevention, reduction, elimination and effective disposition of bullying are fundamental to educational goals”
According to the stopbullying government website
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.
In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:
- An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
- Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.
Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose, online cyber bulling is included as well. Again, please report all “Bullying” incidents, or you can call the bullying hotline.