What Is Bullying?
School Rules Against
Rancho del Rey
• We will not bully others.
• We will help students who are
• We will make it a point to
include students who are left
when one child or a group of
children repeatedly hurts another child • When we know somebody is
through words or actions. Behaviors may in- being bullied, we will tell an
volve physical aggression – such as hitting adult at home.
and shoving, and verbal aggression – such
as name calling, teasing and threatening.
Bullying may also be more subtle, such as
ignoring targeted individuals, deliberating ex-
cluding others from a group, telling lies and Olweus Anti- Bully
spreading rumors. Bullying involves an im-
balance of power and it is difficult for the bul-
lied student to defend himself or herself.
3 ways to report bullying;
For more information,
(1) bully box please contact Sonja Ortiz
(2) bully hotline: # (619) 397-2590 (counselor and SOS Advisor)
Olweus Anti-Bully Program The Effects of Bullying What Can You Do About Bullying
The Olweus Anti-Bullying Program at Rancho del Students:
Children who are bullied
Rey Middle School includes school-wide and
• In the worst cases, some students become ill, • Report any incidents of bullying whether
classroom-level activities, along with individual
depressed and even suicidal. you are a victim or a witness.
interventions with bullies and victims. The bully
• Some students take a vigilante approach and • Be a friend to someone who is being bul-
prevention program combines the effort of all
feel the need to fight back with weapons or in lied.
school staff (including teachers, principal, assis-
other dangerous ways.
tant principals, counselors, etc.) as well as stu- Parents:
dents, parents and other members of the commu- Children who bully • Talk frequently with your child about prob-
nity to reduce bullying and other violent behaviors. • Young people who bully are more likely than lems associated with bullying and report
The Program Includes: those who don't bully to skip school and drop
incidents immediately to the school.
• A no tolerance stand on dealing with bullies. out of school.
• Be alert to any changes in behavior or at-
• They are also more likely to smoke, drink al-
• An Anti-Bullying Action team of teachers, staff
and students. cohol and get into fights.
• Eliminate bullying acts at home.
• Established school-wide rules and applying con- Warning Signs of Being Bullied
• Continue checking with your child to see
sistent consequences for bullying. • Torn, damaged, or missing pieces of clothing,
how things are going.
• School-wide assemblies/activities to promote books or other belongings.
violence prevention and anti-bullying messages. • Unexplained bruises, cuts or scratches
• Identify bullies and those who are bullied in or- • Refusal to go to school/Absences.
der to address individual needs, including inter- • Appears sad, moody, teary or depressed
vention programs for bullies. when he or she comes home.
• Regular announcements and presentations dur- • Appears anxious or suffers from low self-
ing advisory and morning broadcasts. esteem.
• Peer education students give interactive presen- • Drop in Grades.
tations during advisory. Warning Signs of Bullying Others
• Parent presentations on bullying and internet • Unable to compromise , share spotlight.
safety and cyberbullying. • Manipulates others to get their way.
• School-wide bully survey to monitor program’s • Unable to resolve conflict with a win-win solu-
needs and progress. tion, Assumes his/her way is the only way.