The Anaheim Elementary School District has a Board Policy regarding bullying. This policy requires that all school personnel be trained regarding bullying behavior and, upon witnessing an act of bullying; intervene as soon as it is safe to do so.
All employees must report incidents they have witnessed or that have been reported to them, to school or district administration within 24 hours. Administrators will investigate the incident to determine if bullying did occur and will determine appropriate interventions and consequences based on their findings. Posters containing bully policy information and reporting procedures will be displayed in all classrooms, school offices and employee break areas. Additionally, all students will be trained regarding the bullying policy, reporting procedures and partake in lessons throughout the school year to prevent bullying behaviors. Students will also learn strategies to effectively problem solve when faced with a bully. Students will be encouraged to promote safe environments for one another by standing up for their peers through appropriate conflict mediation.
Please have discussions with your student about strategies to prevent and intervene when they witness or are subject to bullying behaviors. For more information regarding our bullying policy please contact your school principal or Leslie Coghlan, District Complaint Officer, at (714) 517-7526.
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What is Bullying? (stopbullying.gov)
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.
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.