Bullying Information


 

 What is bullying?

 

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. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. 

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.

Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
(www.stopbullying.gov)

 
bullying chart

Policies

The Darlington County School District has several policies related to bullying. All policies can be found in the district's searchable online policy manual. You can access the online policy manual by clicking HERE.

 

Resources

 

Other Types of Aggressive Behavior (from StopBullying.Gov)

There are many other types of aggressive behavior that don’t fit the definition of bullying. This does not mean that they are any less serious or require less attention than bullying. Rather, these behaviors require different prevention and response strategies.
other aggressive behavior


 

To report a bullying situation, please call your child's principal or (843)398-2269.