Hutchison Farm’s Bullying Prevention Program
School Counselors responsibilities:
- School counselors use a multi-tiered system of support to provide bullying prevention, education and intervention
- School counselors use the PBIS Model Curriculum as a guideline for bullying prevention & education
- School counselors work collaboratively with school administrators and staff to develop a comprehensive bullying prevention & education action plan
LCPS Policy 8-41 LCPS Policy 8-41 under Student Conduct states the definition of bullying, the policy, and regulation on bullying behavior.
What is Bullying?
Bullying is any aggressive and unwanted behavior that is intended to harm, intimidate, or humiliate the victim; involves a real or perceived power imbalance between the aggressor or aggressors and victim; and is repeated over time or causes severe emotional trauma. “Bullying” includes cyber bullying. “Bullying” does not include ordinary teasing, horseplay, argument, or peer conflict.
Bullying is not:
- A one time occurrence
- 2 students arguing with one another
Four Types of Bullying Behavior
- Verbal - Names calling, starting rumors, teasing, threats
- Cyberbullying - all electronic forms of bullying
- Social - Exclusion, negative facial expressions, ignoring and shunning, gossiping, damaging friendships
- Physical - hitting, kicking, inappropriate and unwanted touching, threatening