Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior that invokes a real or perceived threat or action. It is a behavior that is repeated or can be repeated by one individual or many individuals. Long lasting effects of bullying may cause life long problems for both the victim and the bully.
Bullying in schools is likely to occur on buses on the way to or from school, on the playground, in the cafeteria, in the classroom and sometimes on the internet. Any and all incidences of bullying should be reported immediately. Not all bullying is physical. Verbal bullying includes name calling, verbal threats, spreading rumors or excluding a student from activities or conversations and Social/ Cyberbullying is electronic aggression using the internet, social media, e-mails, instant messaging and text messaging.
When an incident is reported, Beaufort County School District Administrators will contact all parties associated with the bullying incident to make sure that all parties are aware of the policy against bullying and the consequences for continuing to bully. Incidents will be documented and parents in all cases will be contacted. Consequences can be as simple as a warning and as serious as a recommendation for expulsion. For more information, please review district's Policy on Bullying.
How Can I Report an Incident?
To report an incident of bullying, harassment, or intimidation, fill out a SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING online form. You may choose to include your name or remain completely anonymous.