LCPS Bullying Prevention and Education
Bullying Prevention at Cardinal Ridge Elementary School
Click HERE to view the LCPS Bullying Prevention and Education Policy.
Our Bullying Prevention Coordinator is Mrs. Allison Mosher, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any concerns regarding bullying, please contact Allison Mosher.
Loudoun County Public Schools implement a county-wide bullying prevention program to teach students how to identify bullying behavior and appropriate ways to solve possible bullying concerns. LCPS School Counselors provide a Bullying Prevention curriculum (through Second Step) which is delivered to all students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. This evidence-based program provides students with four bullying prevention lessons each year. The lesson focuses on 3R’s, and teaches students how to Recognize, Report, and Refuse bullying behavior.
Additional Resources for Parents/Guardians:
What is Bullying?
Bullying is any act of aggression in the form of:
- Hitting or punching (physical bullying)
- Teasing or name calling (verbal bullying)
- Intimidation using gestures or social exclusion (emotional bullying)
- Sending insulting messages by phone or computer (cyberbullying)
Bullying is behavior that is:
- Has an imbalance of power
The Second Step Bullying Prevention Program teaches the foundational skills kids need to resist bullying:
- Emotional Management
- Problem Solving Skills
- Friendship Building
The Bullying Prevention Lessons teach students how to:
- Be safe and respectful
- Recognize Bullying
- Report Bullying
- Refuse Bullying
- Be an upstander who helps stop bullying