The Student Services and Alternative Programs Branch staff provide leadership and technical assistance to local school systems to promote a safe environment conducive to learning and free from bullying and harassment.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month
A Framework for School-WideBullying Prevention and Safety
Bullying refers to conduct that:
A student is
harassed when he or she perceives or actually experiences discomfort with identity issues in regard to race, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or other identifying characteristics, and whose ability to participate in and benefit from the school's educational programs or activities is adversely affected. Harassment causes harm from discriminatory conduct that is pervasive or severe.
A student is
bullied when he or she is exposed repeatedly and over time to intentional negative actions on the part of one or more students, and whose ability to participate in and benefit from the school’s educational programs or activities is adversely affected. Bullying causes harm from repeated negative conduct in a relationship with an imbalance of power.
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