Anti-bullying Plan

USD 261 is a no-bully zone!

Bullying is not tolerated in Haysville Schools. Our plan to combat bullying includes the procedures and techniques provided in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and Capturing Kids Hearts. These techniques and procedures have been implemented across the district. In addition, the elementary schools use an anti-bullying program called Olweus.

All staff members read and studied the book, The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander. The author, Barbara Coloroso, came to our school district and provided a full day of training on anti-bullying techniques. In addition, she provided an evening session which was advertised and open to the public. Mrs. Coloroso is an internationally recognized expert on anti-bullying.

 

What do you know about Cyberbullying

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is when a child or teenager is harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, threatened or tormented using digital technology. This is not limited to the Internet; cyberbullying also encompasses bullying done through such things as text messages using cell phones. It is important to note that cyberbullying can only happen between minors. When an adult is harassing children or teenagers, it is known as cyber harassment or cyber stalking.

Online Resources for Parents, Educators, and Students:

Bullying Awareness Guidebook

www.stopcyberbullying.org

www.cyberbullying.us

11 Facts About Cyberbullying

www.netsmartz.org

www.cybersmartcurriculum.org

www.adl.org/education/cyberbullying/tips.asp

 

Parents, take the following actions if your child is bullied:

Don't

  • Don't minimize, rationalize, or explain away the bully's behavior.
  • Don't rush in to solve the problem for your child.
  • Don't tell your child to avoid the bully.
  • Don't tell your child to fight back.
  • Don't confront the bully or the bully's parents alone.

Do's

  • Let them know you hear them; you are here for them; you believe them; and they are not alone.
  • Tell them it is not their fault.
  • Let them know there are things they can do.
  • Report the bullying to school personnel.
Barbara Coloroso
The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander