“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”
This is the definiton taught to students in 3rd through 8th grades. The most powerful message that I convey to students is that the bystander has all the power. The bystander (or bystanders) can either support the bully or support the person being bullied.
Bullying is first taught in October in connection with National Bullying Awareness Month and is reviewed in February. This topic is taught during these months, but is constantly reinforced throughout students' days and amidst their interactions.
Is your child being bullied? Please contact myself or your child's teacher, so we can help. Also, anonymous reporting can be done here: