Reporting Bullying/Harrassment

  • West Ada School District is committed to creating a safe educational environment for all students, employees, parents/guardians, volunteers, and patrons that is free from all types of aggression.

    Tripping or pushing, spreading rumors, excluding a classmate from playing a game at recess – all of these behaviors are concerning and upsetting. Hearing that your child is a witness to a classmate being treated this way is also upsetting. We all want our kids to be safe.
     
    Peer conflict, bullying, and harassment are three different types of student aggression.

    Bullying
    • Aggression toward another person that occurs repeatedly over time
    • The harm is intentional and planned
    • The aggression is usually unprovoked
    • One person/persons who are the aggressors have more power than the victim of the aggression
    Cyberbullying
    • Cyberbullying is bullying using technology (e-mail, text messaging, the internet, social media, etc.)
    Harassment
    • Aggression focused on a student’s race, national origin, religion, disability, or sex
    • Aggression that is severe, persistent, or pervasive
    Not all conflicts are bullying or harrassament.

    Peer Conflict
    • A one-time or isolated act of aggression between students
    • The balance of power is equal or nearly equal between the students
    •  Peer conflict is not a group of students picking on one student
    • Students involved in the conflict are willing to work out their differences or leave each other alone
    What If Your Child is Being Bullied?
    • First, focus on your child
    • Be supportive and listen
    • Gather information (who, what, when, where)
    • Discourage physical retaliation
    • Contact your child’s principal and/or school counselor
    • Provide factual information about the incident 
    • Work with school staff to create a safety plan for your student
    • Commit to making the bullying stop
    • If the bullying continues contact the principal again
    • Teach your child strategies to avoid bullying
    • Encourage participation in school and community activities
    • Encourage and support positive friendships
    • Teach your child to seek help from an adult if he or she is being bullied
     

    Students, parents, volunteers, patrons, and staff are asked to immediately report incidents of student aggression including peer conflicts, bullying, or harassment to the building principal or assistant principal. If you wish to make a report anonymously, you can use the incident report form link below. 

    INCIDENT REPORT FORM

Incident Reporting

  • Report Bullying

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