Bullying

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    Zero Tolerance!

    Bullying is not tolerated at MRHS! If you or someone you know is being bullied, please report it!  You may anonymously report using the Say Something app.

    MRHS Plan for bullying and bullying awareness: here.

    Submit a Bullying Incident Reports: here.

    What is bullying?

    Bullying is when an individual or a group of people with more power, repeatedly and intentionally cause hurt or harm to another person or group of people who feel helpless to respond. Bullying can continue over time, is often hidden from adults, and will probably continue if no action is taken.

     Types of Bullying:

    • Physical Bullying
      • Hitting, kicking, tripping, pinching, pushing or damaging property.
    • Verbal Bullying
      • Verbal bullying includes name calling, insults, teasing, intimidation, homophobic or racist remarks, or verbal abuse.
    • Covert / Hidden bullying / Relational Aggression
      • Harder to recognize or identify
      • Behind the victim's back
      • Designed to harm social reputation and/or cause humiliation
        • Lying and spreading rumours
        • Negative facial or physical gestures, menacing or contemptuous looks
        • Nasty jokes to embarrass and humiliate
        • Mimicking unkindly
        • Encouraging others to socially exclude a peer
        • damaging someone's social reputation or social acceptance.
        • Backstabbing
    • Cyberbullying
      • Man be overt or covert and may happen at any time
      • Use of digital technologies such as social media, instant messaging, texts, websites, etc. to harm, shame, or exclude.
      • Public or private behaviors between bully and victim
      • Abusive or hurtful behaviors via email, texts, posts, images, or videos
      • Deliberately excluding others online
      • Nasty gossip or rumors
      • Imitating others online / Logging into an account that does not belong to you

    Bullying is not:

    • single episodes of social rejection or dislike
    • single episode acts of nastiness or spite
    • random acts of aggression or intimidation
    • mutual arguments, disagreements or fights.

    These actions can cause great distress. However, they're not examples of bullying unless someone is deliberately and repeatedly doing them.

    (National Center Against Bullying, http://www.ncab.org.au/)