It seems today the media, and often educators, label any type of aggression or disagreement between people as bullying. If two students fight...It's bullying. If one football team beats the other team too badly, it's bullying. If one student doesn't want to play with another student, it's bullying. But, many times, what's called bullying is not bullying at all. For example, bullying is not actually about conflict or anger. You do not have to be angry at someone to bully them. Bullying tends to be more about arrogance, control, and power. It's the feeling that I'm better than you and I have a right to treat you this way. All bullying is mean, but not all mean behavior is bullying. So, if bullying is not the same as pure peer aggression or conflict, what is it? What is Bullying?
There are many warning signs that may indicate that someone is affected by bullying...either being bullied or bullying others. Recognizing the warning signs is an important first step in taking action against bullying...Warning Signs of Bullying
Quick Tip is a support system that allows students to communicate with school administrators. While the district already has many programs to help students deal with challenges such as bullying behaviors, stress, peer pressure, and family problems. Quick Tip helps break the code of silence often experienced by students because it allows them to report concerns to administrators anonymously. Click on image to submit a tip.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a crisis line. In cases of emergency, the site will direct students to call 911.