Bullying and Safe Schools
Bullying is NOT a normal part of childhood. It is NOT harmless.
What is bullying?
The Columbia Heights School Board has adopted the following definition of bullying:
“Bullying” means any written or verbal expression, physical act or gesture, or pattern thereof, by a student that is intended to cause or is perceived as causing distress to a students or group of students and which substantially interferes with another student’s or students’ educational benefits, opportunities, or performance. Bullying includes, but is not limited to, conduct by a student against another student or group of students that a reasonable person under the circumstances knows or should know has the effect of:
- harming a student or a group of students;
- damaging a student's or a group of students’ property;
- placing a student or a group of students in reasonable fear of harm to person or property;
- creating a hostile educational environment for a student or a group of students;
- intimidating a student or a group of students; or
- subjecting a student to ridicule, embarrassment or social isolation.
- Bullying Information for Educators
- Cyberbullying: Intervention and Prevention Strategies
- Minnesota Department of Education Bullying and Safe Schools
- PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center
- PACER Center's Teens Against Bullying
- PACER Center's Kids Against Bullying
- Communication is an effective tool for parents and guardians when helping their children avoid the dangers that exist on the Internet. NetSmartz provides on and offline learning activities for parents to facilitate discussion with their children and teens about Internet safety.
- Committee for Children