The PSSD Student Harassment Protocol.
Definition: A person in bullied when he/she is exposed repeatedly over time to negative actions on the part of one or more persons.
- Bullying is intentional
- Bullying is an attempt to inflict injury or humiliation
- Bullying may be physical, verbal, social, or psychological.
Examples of bullying include but are not limited to the following.
- Physical- hitting, spitting, pushing, kicking, stealing, threatening, tripping, taking objects from someone, not adhering to the hands off policy.
- Verbal- insults, rumors, teasing, name-calling, put-downs, swearing, lying, ridicule
- Social- exclusion, public humiliation, notes, graffiti
- Psychological- dirty looks, body gestures, rolling eyes, facial expressions
Colonsay School Strategy For A Safe School
- Know and support the school’s policy on Code of Conduct and Bullying
- Learn about bullying behaviours and discuss these with your child
- Encourage non-aggressive ways of resolving conflict
- Inform the school if bullying is suspected
- Watch for signs of distress in your child
- Advise your child to tell their teacher or principal about bullying incidents
- Report bullying incidents to the administration
- Participate in school meetings if your child has been involved in a bullying incident
- Refuse to be involved in an act of bullying
- Speak out against bullying
- Report incidence of bullying or suspected incidence of bullying to a parent, teacher or the administration
- Get help from an adult
- Participate in school bullying programs of awareness when possible
- Understand and prompt the intent of the school’s code of conduct and bullying policy
- Be role models in words and actions
- Be observant of signs of distress or suspected incidents of bullying
- Be prompt and visible while supervising students
- Raise awareness amongst pupils about bullying behaviours
- Listen actively to a student-reported incidence of bullying
- Intervene quietly and calmly to incidents of bullying and misbehaviour
- Deal with bullying incidents quickly
- Report bullying incidences to homeroom teachers and the administration
- Support and promote initiatives and programs in the school to combat bullying