Recognize, Report, Refuse

Bullying Prevention & Education

  • LCPS Bullying Prevention Policy

    To Report Bullying, please contact the Main Office at (571) 434-4440 and ask to speak to Ms. Purdy, Principal/Bullying Prevention Coordinator or Moira Fleche, School Counselor

    Loudoun County Public Schools will implement a new county-wide bullying prevention program called Second Step. The Second Step program teaches students how to identify what bullying is as well as bullying behaviors and appropriate ways to handle bullying if it happens. School counselors at Meadowland Elementary implement this program in grades K-5 through school counseling lessons and activities.  

    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:

    • Repeated
    • Intentional
    • Has an imbalance of power

    The Foundation of the Second Step Bullying Prevention Program teaches the skills kids need to resist bullying:

    • Emotional Managment
    • Problem Solving Skills                                       
    • Empathy
    • Friendship Building
    • Assertiveness 

    The Bullying Prevention Lessons teach students how to:      

    • Be safe and respectful
    • Recognize Bullying
    • Report Bullying
    • Refuse Bullying
    • Be a bystander who helps stop bullying 

    Additional Resources about Bullying:

    Stop Bullying.gov

    Kids Against Bullying (Pacer)

    National Bullying Prevention Center (Pacer)

    Committee for Children Bullying Prevention

    Not in Our School 

    National Center on Safe and Supportive Learning 

     

Last Modified on November 1, 2021