Bully Report

What Is Bullying?
            According to the FCPS Statement on Rights and Responsibilities and Student Code of Conduct, Bullying refers to the intentional, repeated hurtful acts, words or other behaviors that involve an imbalance of power.  These may include, but are not limited to, name calling, teasing, threatening, social exclusion, and cyberbullying.  Cyberbullying refers to the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), particularly mobile phones and the internet, deliberately to upset someone else.  Cyberbullying is a sub-set or method of bullying.  Cyberbullying can include a wide range of unacceptable behaviors, including harassment, threats and insults, and like face-to-face bullying, cyberbullying is designed to cause distress and harm.  Bullying may be physical, verbal, emotional or sexual in nature.
            The use of lewd, profane or vulgar language is prohibited.  In addition to bullying, students shall not engage in behaviors such as hazing, menacing, taunting, verbal or physical abuse of others, including staff, or other behavior that disrupts a student’s access to an education or is harmful to his/her wellbeing.  Such behavior is disruptive of the educational process and interferes with the ability of other students to take advantage of the educational opportunities offered.
            These provisions shall not be interpreted to prohibit civil exchange of opinions or debate protected under the state of federal constitutions where the opinion expressed does not otherwise materially or substantially disrupt the education process.  However, students who violate this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.  Any student who feels he/she has been the victim of bullying/hazing or any violation of the code should immediately report the incident to any teacher, counselor, or administrator in the student’s school.

Reporting Process
            A student or parent may report the incident at the school to the Title 1 Social Worker, Guidance Counselor, Teacher, Administrator, in the anonymous bullying box located in the Guidance office, or on through the Crawford website.  Once reported, the Title 1 Social Worker or designee will review the information to determine if it meets the definition of bullying and will then give the information to the associate principal or designee to determine who would be best to carry out the investigation of the incident.  The investigator will then report the information back to the associate principal for appropriate disciplinary action as needed.

On-Line Reporting Procedures
            If you feel by definition these criteria have been met and would like to report a bullying situation, please use this form to submit a Bully Report.

 

Bullying is … (As defined in the FCPS student code of conduct)

Intentional, repeated hurtful acts, words, or other behaviors that involve an imbalance of power

  • These may include name calling, teasing, threatening, social exclusion, cyber bullying, etc.
  • Bullying may be physical, verbal, emotional, or sexual in nature.
  • And it involves the following key elements…
    • Imbalance of Power:
      • The imbalance can be physical, psychological or intellectual, and hinders the victim from defending him/herself.
    •   Repeated:
      • The negative actions usually (not always) occur repeatedly over a period of time.
    • Intentional
      • Bullies purposefully choose actions that will hurt or intimidate the targeted victim.
    • Unequal levels of affect
      • The victim will typically display a high level of emotional distress including yelling, crying, withdrawal or anxiousness.
      • The bully, however, will demonstrate very little emotion or anguish.  Bullies commonly feel justified in their actions. 

 

All questions MUST be filled out in order to be accepted.  All information will be kept confidential. 

Name:

Bully's Name:

Date:

Time:

Grade:


Location of incident:
Bus Stop
Walking
Gym
Cafeteria
Hallway
Bathroom
Other


Details of Incident:


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  • Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013