Lancashire Bully Prevention PolicyThe purpose of the Lancashire Elementary School Bully Free School Policy is to heightenawareness around the issue of bullying and to promote a safe learning environmentfor all students. The initiative includes information and activities for students duringclassroom lessons and school wide assemblies as well as proactive interventions tostop bullying before it begins and address bullying situations should they arise.
What is Bullying?• Aggressive behavior that is intentional, intimidating, and occurs repeatedlyover a period of time• Bullying can be direct• Bullying can be indirect
The Four Types of Bullying• Physical Bullying (Direct Bullying)o Hitting, Kicking or Pushing Someoneo Stealing, Hiding or ruining someone's thingso Making someone do something he or she doesn't want to do• Verbal Bullying (Direct Bullying)o Name callingo Tauntingo Insulting• Emotional Bullying (Indirect Bullying)o Refusing to talk to someoneo Spreading lies and rumors about someoneo Making someone feel left out or rejected• Cyber-Bullying (Can be Direct or Indirect)o Emailso Instant Messagingo Textingo Blogso Chat Roomso Communication Technologies
Where Can Bullying Occur?Bullying can occur anywhere, but tends to be more prominent in places wherethere is no direct teacher supervision, like hallways, busses, the cafeteria, andplayground. At Lancashire we will work together to ensure that students feel safeduring all times of the day and across all school situations.
Who Can Be a Bully?• Boys are most often overt bullies• Girls are most often indirect bullies• There is no such thing as an “innocent bystander”; At Lancashire we believethat everyone has a responsibility to keep the school safe and Bully Freeby reporting any suspicion of bullying behavior to an adult.
What Procedures are Followed?• All incidents of reported bullying, regardless of whether the school couldsubstantiate the incident, are required to be reported to the DelawareDepartment of Education within five working days.• The school is required to notify a parent, guardian, or relative caregiverpursuant to 14 Del Code section 202 (f), or the legal guardian of any personwho is a target of bullying or person who bullies another as defined by 14 DelCode section 4112D.• Contact school administration at 302-475-3990, email@example.com• The Department of Justice School Ombudsperson phone number is: 1-800-220-5414
Last Modified on July 5, 2016