Pottsgrove School District is committed to a learning environment free of bullying and harassment. We implement the researched based program Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), in all five schools as a preventative measure to bullying, harassment, and discrimination.
What is Bullying?
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.
In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:
- An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
- Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.
Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
What Steps Should PGSD Parents Take to Report Bullying?
- Contact your child’s principal, teacher, and school counselor
- Collect all data and evidence of the bullying/harassment