BES Anti-Bullying Agreement
At BES we encourage students to take a stand against bullying by following these four guidelines:
“1. We will not bully others.
2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
3. We will include students who are left out.
4. If we know someone is being bullied, or we are being bullied, we will tell an adult.”
It is important to report bullying issues so they can be handled properly by the BES Staff. Issues of bullying that continue are often the result of not being reported.
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Anti-Bullying Lessons are completed by classroom teachers and are part of our developmental guidance program.
A copy of the Student Code of Conduct including the bullying, harassment, and intimidation policy is available online. A paper will be passed out at the beginning of the school year to be signed by the parent upon reading the policy.
There is no universal definition of bullying, however usually it has three criteria: (1) hostile intent, (2) imbalance of power and (3) repetition over a period of time. Bullying may thus be defined as the activity of targeted, repeated, and/or aggressive behavior intended to hurt another individual, physically, mentally or emotionally.
Bullying, harassment, and intimidation are defined by the Pleasants County Board of Education Policy as “an intentional gesture, or any written, verbal, or physical act that is sufficiently inappropriate, severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment or that a reasonable person under the circumstances should know will have the effect of a) harming a student; b) placing the student in reasonable fear of harm to his or her person; c) damaging a student’s property; or d) placing a student in reasonable fear of damage to his or her property.”