• A definition of Bullying from Olweus Bullying Prevention Program:


    "A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself."

    This definition includes three important components:

    1. Bullying is aggressive behavior that involves unwanted, negative actions.
    2. Bullying involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time.
    3. Bullying involves an imbalance of power or strength.
    At E.H. Phillips we talk about how sometimes people are mean, or sometimes they are having a bad day, but in order for a person to be actively engaging in bullying, the situation has to POP. 
    P-It has to be done Purposefully or with PURPOSE. 
    O-It occurred OVER time.
    P-Imbalance of social or physical POWER.
    I encourage students to talk to their parents and inform family when situations occur, but they must also report at school. It is VERY important for students to report incidents to school staff when they happen. 
    Reporting is when students notice someone being hurt, physically or emotionally and tell a school staff member. When students use works like, snitch, narc, or tattletale they are give the person who is hurting another person the power to continue. I encourage students to report.  
    Reminder to parents and students that CYBER BULLYING should be talked about at home and reported to school as well. 
Last Modified on August 14, 2020