Nightingale is a Bully Free Campus by dfhdhdhdhjr

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									Belvedere is a Bully Free
       Campus
               Goal

BMS community is committed to providing a safe
working and learning environment and will not
tolerate bullying or any behavior that infringes
on the safety or well being of our students and
staff.
                 Policy

All members of the
BMS community have
the inalienable right
to attend a school
that is safe, civil and
secure.
Definition of Bullying

 Behavior that involves real or perceived physical or
 psychological abuse of power. Typically, the behavior is
 repeated over time and includes the use of hurtful words,
 posturing or acts.

Bullying involves a desire to hurt + hurtful action + a power
 imbalance + (typically) repetition + an unjust use of
 power+ evident enjoyment by the aggressor and a sense
 of being oppressed on the part of the victim
How can this formulation
         help?
First, it warns us against too simplistic a view
of what bullying is.
 We will be less inclined to think that to
counter bullying we must believe in the
perfectibility of the human race.
In the light of the conspicuous failure of
organized religion over thousands of years to
root out the desire to hurt, this target may be
rather ambitious.
How can this formulation
         help?
Secondly, it helps us to focus upon a sub-
category of aggressive behavior which almost
everyone abhors: the unjust use of force by
more powerful persons or groups.
We should remind ourselves that what
appears “justified”, is constantly shifting.
How can this formulation
         help?
If we are to understand and help we need to
be cautious in appraising just where
differences in power lie. The imbalance may
be subtle.
How can this formulation
         help?
Finally, it suggests that we should monitor the
emotional reactions of the perpetrator and
remember that they can change;
And also tune in to the feelings of being
oppressed that victims invariably feel, often,
but not always with strong justification.
     Verbal Bullying
Hurtful name-calling,
teasing, gossiping,
making threats,
making rude noises,
or spreading hurtful
rumors
Nonverbal Bullying
Posturing, mimicking,
making gang signs,
leering, ‘mad-
dogging’ stalking,
using graffiti or
graphic images,
exhibiting
inappropriate or
threatening gestures
   Physical Bullying
Hitting, punching,
pushing, shoving,
poking, kicking,
tripping, strangling,
hair pulling, fighting,
biting, spitting,
slapping, scratching,
throwing objects or
destroying property
 Emotional Bullying
Rejecting, extorting,
defaming,
intimidating,
humiliating,
blackmailing,
manipulating
friendships, isolating,
ostracizing, using
peer pressure, or
rating/ranking
personal
characteristics
      Cyber Bullying
Sending, recording or
posting insulting or
threatening messages
by electronic media, e-
mail, internet, or any
other electronic or
written communication
including Social
Networking sites such
as MySpace or
FaceBook.
 Student Responsibilities
Follow the BMS
Bully-free Policy
Encourage your
friends to stop
bullying
Treat others
respectfully
Try to include those
who are left out
 Student Responsibilities
Refuse to bully
others
Refuse to watch,
laugh or join in when
someone is being
bullied
Tell an adult when
bullying is observed

								
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