Anti-Bullying Information

  • Note: Students and parents: To report a bullying incident, please fill out the Bullying Stopper Form and return to the Discipline Office.

     

    Anti-Bullying Mission

    As a school community, we do not tolerate bullying behaviors. We agree to recognize it, stop it, and stamp it out!

    Definition

    Bullying is a conscious, willful, and deliberate hostile activity intended to harm, induce fear through the threat of further aggression, and create terror. Bullying can be any intentional gesture or any intentional written, verbal, or physical act, or threat that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive. Bullying creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student or staff member that a reasonable person, under the circumstances, knows or should know will have the effect of:

    a) Harming a student or staff member, whether physically, non-verbally, verbally, socially, or emotionally;

    b) Threatening to, or damaging a student’s or staff member’s property;

    c) Harming someone’s group acceptance;

    d) Threatening or harming a student or staff member through cyberbullying.

     

    Keeping our Students Safe


    DJUHSD is committed to keeping all students and staff safe at school.

    In order to provide a safe environment, DJUHSD has adopted an antibullying policy. Furthermore, each school has procedures in place to prevent and stop bullying. All staff is trained in recognizing and stopping bullying behaviors. Efforts to involve the community continue. Each school has an incident report available for staff, parents/guardians, and students.

    Reports are addressed in a confidential manner. Counselors provide instruction on identifying bullying behaviors and steps to handle a bully. All bullying reports are documented and investigated.

    Students who are involved in bullying acts will receive consequences and follow up meetings with staff. Consequences for bullying behaviors are developmentally appropriate and dependent upon frequency and severity of the incident.

    Things to look for…


    • Shows an abrupt lack of interest in school, or refuses to go to school.
    • Takes an unusual route to school.
    • Is often angry, sad or depressed, withdrawn, self-loathing and emotionally erratic.
    • Suffers a drop in grades.
    • Frequently hurt by a particular person or group of people.
    • Frequently picked on in the presence of others.
    • Withdraws from family and school activities.
    • Is hungry at school.
    • Steals money from home.
    • Makes a beeline to the bathroom when arriving home from school.
    • Is sad, sullen, angry, or scared after receiving a phone call, text, or email.
    • Does something out of character.
    • Has stomachaches, headaches, panic attacks, is unable to sleep, or is sleeping too much.
    • Is often alone or prefers to be with adults.

    How can you help if your child is being bullied?


    • Tell your child, “I hear you; I am here for you; I believe you; you are not alone in this.”
    • Reassure the child that it is not their fault.
    • Work Together to find solutions.
    • Help your child develop strategies and skills for handling bullying.
    • Document all details of the incident.
    • Contact the child’s teacher, principal, or counselor.
    • Encourage your child to report the incident. Follow up by contacting the school to confirm that it was reported.
    • Continue to visit with your child about bullying.