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Ryan Middle School has a strict policy regarding bullying. Students are encouraged to talk to their school counselors when bullying does occur. If you or someone you know is being bullied make sure to tell an adult so that the bullying can be addressed. No one deserves to be bullied.
The school districts policy regarding bullying is as follows:
1048.2 Intimidating Behavior/ Bullying
Intentional and generally unprovoked attempts by one or more individuals to inflict physical harm or emotional distress upon another person or group is prohibited and may result in disciplinary action. The misbehavior may be direct or indirect. Some examples include but are not limited to:
- Physical intimidation - punching, hitting, poking, choking, hair pulling, beating, biting, unwanted tickling, and encroachment of personal space,
- Verbal intimidation - teasing, tormenting, gossiping, spreading rumors, name calling, ridicule and insults,
- Emotional intimidation - rejection, terrorizing, humiliation, ostracizing, or the fearful anticipation by the victim of future attacks,
- Sexual intimidation - sexual propositioning, voyeurism, or escalation to physical contact. Includes but is not limited to indecent exposure, pulling down another's pants, etc.
Policy Adopted: September 20, 2005
Pacer: National Bullying Prevention Center: There are many opportunities to take action as an individual or at your school or community using these resources from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
Challenge Day:The Challenge Day mission is to provide youth and their communities with experiential programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth, and full expression.
Teens Against Bullying: A site created by teens for teens to prevent bullying
Stop Bullying: Discover the latest bills being passed and research available to stop bullying now.
Cyberbullying: Interactive activities to learn about cyberbullying, how to respond to it, and how to prevent it from happening.