Bullying & Vernon Parish Public Schools
No forms of bullying shall be permitted or condoned by the Vernon Parish School Board. All students, teachers, and other school employees shall take reasonable measures within the scope of their individual authority to prevent violations of this policy. To read more on the policy, view the Vernon Parish School Board Policy Manual. You can also visit www.stopbullying.gov to learn how to be more than a bystander and what you can do to address bullying in your community or call the Office of Child Welfare and Attendance at (337) 239-3401, Mr. Hub Jordan, Director.
Examples of Bullying
Bullying can take on many different forms. Listed below are different types of bullying that can happen and with each type are a few examples that can be associated with that type.
Physical Bullying Examples:
Causing Physical Injuries
Teasing and Abusing
Emotional or Indirect Bullying Examples:
Instigating or participating in Keeping certain people out of the "group" (exclusion)
Instigating or participating in"Ganging Up" on someone
Ignoring people on purpose - "the silent treatment"
Whispering to another in front of someone -whispering campaign
Keeping secrets away from a so-called friend
Verbal Bullying Examples:
Teasing people in a mean way, or cussing someone
Mean comments (about clothing, looks, body, anything else)
Cyber Bullying Examples:
Inappropriate or mean-spirited posts to blogs or other websites
Using someone else's name to spread rumors or lies
Mean-spirited cell phone communications (text, picture, video, calls)
Recognizing A Pattern:
Bullying is a form of abuse. It is comprised of repeated acts over time that involves a real or perceived imbalance of power with the more powerful individual or group abusing those who are less powerful. The power imbalance may be social power and/or physical power. Forms of bullying include but are not limited to physical, emotional, verbal, electronic (cyber), and sexual.