Preventing and Dealing with Bullying

Preventing and Dealing with Bullying

Tyrrell County Schools strive to provide a safe harbor where all students are successful. Today, the prevention of bullying and the investigation of reports of bullying and or harassment are priorities of this school district to provide that safe harbor.

Harassment and Bullying

Harassment and Bullying is any pattern of gestures or written, electronic or verbal communications or any physical act or any threatening communications that:

  • places a student or school employee in actual or reasonable fear of
  • harm to his/her person or damage to his/her property, or creates or is certain to create a hostile environment by substantially interfering with or impairing a student's educational performance, opportunities or benefits.

What creates a hostile environment?

"Harassment creates a hostile environment when the conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent so as to interfere with or limit a student's ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or opportunities offered by a school."

Any adult staff member with Tyrrell County Schools is responsible for reporting acts of bullying, harassment or discrimination to school or district administrators. Students, parents and other concerned parties may report bullying by submitting an online report. The link to this reporting tool can be found on each school's web page under the Contact Us link located at bottom of each page. The link is labeled Report a Bullying or Harassment Incident. When someone submits a report through this method, the information goes directly to school administrators.

Resources listed on this site are all dedicated to the reporting of bullying for investigation and the prevention of bullying, harassment or discrimination of any sort that may hinder the student's school experience.

Tyrrell County Schools policy 1710/4021/7230: Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying

Tyrrell County Schools policy 1720/4015/7225: Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Complaint Procedure

"Click this link to Report Incidents of Bullying or Harassment"

Definitions

Types of Bullying or Harassment

Physical Bullying involves hurting someone’s body or
possessions.

Physical bullying
includes:

  • Offensive Touching
  • Hitting/Kicking/Pinching
  • Spitting
  • Tripping/Pushing
  • Impeding or Blocking Movement
  • Taking or Breaking Someone’s Things
  • Making Mean or Rude Hand Gestures

Verbal Bullying is saying mean things.

Verbal bullying
includes:

  • Teasing
  • Name-calling
  • Put Downs
  • Inappropriate Sexual Comments
  • Taunting
  • Threatening To Cause Harm

Videos and Podcasts
Resources for Parents and Students

Social Bullying, Sometimes Referred To As Relational
Bullying, Involves Hurting Someone’s Reputation Or Relationships.

Social Bullying includes:

  • Leaving Someone Out On Purpose
  • Telling Other Students Not To Be Friends
    With Someone
  • Spreading Rumors About Someone
  • Embarrassing Someone in Public

Cyberbullying Is Bullying That Takes Place Through The
Use Of Technology Or Any Electronic Communication.

Cyberbullying includes:

  • Mean Text Messages Or Emails
  • Rumors Sent By Email Or Posted On Social
    Networking Sites
  • Embarrassing Pictures, Videos, Websites or
    Fake Profiles

"Click this link to Report Incidents of Bullying or Harassment"

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