Joy Elementary does not tolerate bullying. Throughout the school year, our school does a variety of classroom, large group, and small group lessons on bullying and bully prevention. Though we teach all of our students that bullying is wrong, it still occasionally occurs. And, while we would like cases of bullying to be reported to the administration, they are not always reported.
What is Bullying?
Bullying occurs when a person or group of people repeatedly hurt, embarrass, or frighten another person.
Characteristics of bullying are…
Types of bullying are…
Bullying is not…
Are You the Target of a Bully?
If you are being bullied during the school day, at a school event, at an after school program, or on the bus, it is important that you report it to a school administrator who can take actions.
Remember to be SAFE:
Say something to a friend or adult
Ask someone for help
Find a friend
Have You Witnessed Bullying?
If you witness an act of bullying, you should do the following:
Reporting vs. Ratting
Ratting is telling an adult about a problem when you…
Reporting is telling an adult when you or someone else is getting hurt. It could be about a person's…
Parents who have a bullying concern must let us know. If your child is a target and is being bullied or if you believe your child bullies others, please let us know. Open and consistent communication with school personnel will help your child and other children as well. Unfortunately, some bully situations take a number of interventions before it subsides. Please continue to communicate with the school and provide any additional information that will help the school put an end to the situation.
Report a Bullying Incident Online
Use the REPORT BULLYING button below to report bullying online. Targets of bullies, witnesses, and family members, often feel that reporting will make the situation worse. While it may get worse initially, school personnel feel strongly that if given the information, we will be able to address and stop the bullying behavior. We hope that it may be easier and more comfortable for students and family members to report bullying online. A bullying situation can also be reported by calling our school.