The purpose of the Christina School District (CSD) Bully-Free Schools Initiative is to heighten awareness around the issue of bullying and to promote a safe learning environment for all students. The initiative includes professional development, sharing of research-based information, recommendations and interventions, and activities for administrators, staff, students, and parents.
What is Bullying?
- Aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power and strength
- Physical or psychological intimidation that occurs repeatedly over time
- Bullying can be direct (i.e., taunting, hitting, or stealing); boys are most often overt bullies
- Bullying can be indirect (i.e., Spreading rumors or exclusion); girls are most often indirect bullies
Four Types of Bullying
Types of bullying can be broken down into four main categories: physical, verbal, relationship, and cyber.
- Hitting, kicking or pushing someone
- Stealing, hiding or ruining someone's things
- Making someone do something he or she doesn't want to do
- Refusing to talk to someone
- Spreading lies and rumors about someone
- Making someone feel left out or rejected
- Instant messaging
- Chat Rooms
- Communication technologies