Student Anti-bullying Resources
What is a Bully?
A bully is a person who purposely tries to hurt others by picking on
certain people they feel are different in some way.
They have friends who think bullying is funny, but it isn't funny. It's WRONG!
Are You or a Friend Being Bullied?
Ask yourself these questions: If the answer is YES to each of these questions, YOU ARE BEING BULLIED!
1. Did someone say or do something to you that made you feel bad or afraid?
2. Has it happened more than once?
3. Are they bigger, older, or in some way more powerful than you are?
Ask yourself these questions.......
Am I playing sick in the morning so I won't have to go to school and face a bully?
Do I walk home another way or try to avoid the bus so no one will bother me?
Does someone take things from me or make me give them stuff?
Does someone say mean things about me or tell other kids not to play or hang out with me?
Does someone call me names?
What to do if you're being bullied:
If you are being bullied, it isn't your fault! The bully has the problem.
You don't have to put up with it.
It is hard to admit that it might be happening to you.
There are people who can help you.
Ways to Deal with Bullies:
Don't react. Try acting like the bully does not bother you. Bullies like it when you get mad or upset. (This is hard and may take some practice.)
Steer clear of the bully.
Try ignoring; you can walk away, or not say anything.
Stay close to people who are not bullies. Safety in numbers!
Tell the bully to stop in a firm voice. Say things like, "I don't like being called names, I want you to stop now."
What NOT to do if you are bullied. DON'T:
Fight. You will just get in trouble and you could get hurt.
Do nothing. You need a plan, and you need some help, so TELL someone.
Skip school. This problem is not going to go away.
Hurt yourself. This is not your fault.
Click the link to
Report bullying online here: Report Bullying!
What happens after you report bullying?
Administrators will acknowledge receipt of your report in three school days
A preliminary review of the incident may be conducted to determine need for the investigation
If warranted, an investigation will be conducted and completed within 10 days
Parents of the victim and bully will be notified of the results and the school will take appropriate action
Bullying and Consequences are found in the
Polk County School Board Code of Conduct
Bully-Free Web Resources
Bully free: It Starts With Me is a National Education Association website that offers resources for teachers & students.
National Center for Bullying Prevention promotes awareness and teaches effective ways to respond to bullying.
Stomp Out Bullying is a teen oriented site focusing on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse.
Stop Bullying: Speak Up is a Cartoon Network site that encourages children to speak up when they see bullying.
StopBullying.gov is a federal website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.