School Social Worker - Nelson Ridge
What is Bullying?
- Bullying is defined as a situation in which a student is exposed repeatedly and over time to negative actions on the part of one or more students.
- Negative actions can include inappropriate gestures, written statements, verbal remarks, or physical acts of aggression that place a student in reasonable fear of harm to his person or property, or that has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student in such a way to interfere with their education.
- Bullying most often will occur when a student asserts physical or psychological power over, or is cruel to, another student perceived to be weaker than they are for an ongoing period of time.