Bullying Prevention at M-NES

What is Bullying?

LCPS subscribes to the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. According to Dr. Dan Olweus, bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending themselves. Bullying can take many forms, including physical violence, verbal harassment, and social exclusion.

What are Our Rules About Bullying?

  • We will not bully others.
  • We will try to help students who are bullied.
  • We will try to include students who are left out.
  • If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell and adult at school and an adult at home.

How do I Report Bullying?

Bully reports are available in all classrooms. Students can complete a report and return it to their teacher. If the reported issue cannot be handled at the classroom level, or if it meets the Olweus definition of bullying, it is referred to Mrs. Woodward or Mr. Allen.

Reports can also be made anonymously through our online reporting form (available under the "Parents" tab on the M-NES website).

What Happens Next?

Mrs. Woodward and/or Mr. Allen meets with students involved for further investigation.

All reports are addressed as deemed appropriate by administration.

This may include disciplinary action, support, and follow-up with students and parents.

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