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EVERY STUDENT HAS A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO FEEL SAFE IN SCHOOL!!!

Olweus Definition of Bullying:“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”Our goal at Bear Creek is to start reducing the number of bullying incidents and to teach the students that bullying is not okay! This program has been adopted by Bear Creek in August 2010 and is being fully implemented within the school this year. Students have ‘kick-off’ events on the first day of school each new school year and parents have the opportunity to learn more about the program and its components at Open Houses and parent/teacher converences.This program not only addresses the person who bullies, but also addresses the victims needs as well as the bystanders, who also play a major role in bullying. So what roles do students actually plan in bullying situations? The answer is followed:Students who Bully – start the bullying and take an active part Student who is Bullied – the one who is being bullied BUT ALSO…Followers – take an active part, but do not start the bullying.external image Bully-fig5.gifSupporters – support the bullying, but do not take an active part.Passive supporters – like the bullying, but do not display open support.Disengaged Onlookers – [as their name implies]Possible Defenders – dislike the bullying and thing they ought to help, but don’t do it.Defenders – dislike the bullying. Help or try to help the bullied student.
  • This is where we want ALL kids to be!!!
In the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, students have 4 rules to live by here at school!! These rules are:1. We will not bully others.2. We will try to help students who are bullied.3. We will try to include students who are left out.4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.Bullying-Stop.jpg
All Bullying situations will be intervened on the spot by identifying the behavior, identifying the student and identifying the victim:1st offense = Verbal Warning· teacher addresses the situation with the bully, victim, and possible bystanders (the student will know what the teacher observed and what they are going to do about it)· The incident will be recorded in the Bully Book*It’s not okay in our school and it’s not okay in our class!!
2nd offense· Teacher addresses the situation with the bully, victim, and possible bystanders· Student will be moved to YELLOW, time from recess will be taken away, and incident will be recorded in the Bully Book· A call will be made home *Note: recess time taken away will be devoted to a ‘teachable moment’ for the student and a time to talk about the incident will a trained Olweus staff member about change in behavior!3rd offense· Teacher addresses the situation with the bully, victim, and possible bystanders· Student will be moved to RED, time from recess will be taken away, and incident will be recorded in the Bully Book· A call will be made home to schedule a parent conference with teacher to create a plan for improvement4th offense = write up· Refer to administration to interview all parties and schedule a parent conference, which will create a plan for improvement outlining the consequences and expected behavioral changes.· Incident will be recorded in Bully Book***Possible consequences may include the loss of privileges to scheduled events throughout the year!