Bullying PreventionLoudoun County Public Schools implements a county-wide bullying prevention program to teach students how to identify bullying behavior and appropriate ways to handle bullying.School counselors at Liberty Elementary implement this program in grades K-5 through guidance lessons and activities.What is Bullying?Bullying is any act of aggression in the form of:
Bullying is behavior that is:
- 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)
Stop, Walk, TalkEvery LCPS student is taught how to respond to bullying behavior using a three step program called Stop, Walk, Talk. School counselors incorporate bullying awareness activities into classroom guidance lessons and activities throughout the school year.1. STOP- Students are taught that if they experience or observe bullying behavior, they should tell the perpetrator to "stop."2. WALK- Sometimes, even when students tell others to "stop," the problem behavior continues. When this happens, students are to taught to "walk" away from the problem behavior.3. TALK- Even when students say "stop" and they "walk" away from the problem, sometimes the problem behavior still continues. When that happens, students are taught to "talk" to a trusted adult about what is happening*PARENTS: If you feel your child is dealing with bullying behaviors, please call Liberty at 703-957-4370 and ask to speak to a school counselor.
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