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HALT! Bullying Prevention Program

 

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The Ferndale Area Junior/Senior High School has four anti-bullying rules:

  1. We will not bully others
  2. We will try to help others who are bullied
  3. We will try to include students who are left out
  4. If we know someone is being bullied we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home

Throughout the school year, students will be exposed to several components of the HALT! Bullying Prevention Program.  The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program used at the Ferndale Area Jr./Sr. High School incorporates classroom meetings, role playing, individual meetings, and school-wide assemblies. Students will have a chance to discuss how they have been bullied or have been a bully and what they can do differently the next time a situation arises.  It is the goal of the Ferndale Area School District that all students become “DEFENDERS” and stop the bullying that happens within our school.  For more information, please contact Mrs. O'Neil at the High School Office.

 

What is bullying?

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bullying is: 

 

  • Unwanted aggressive behavior(s) from youth other than a sibling or current dating partner;
  • Observed or perceived power imbalance, which could be physical size, numbers of students, social status;
  • Repeated or likely to be repeated, but does not have to be repeated;
  • Meant to inflict harm or distress.

           

What does bullying look like?

 

Direct bullying:  hitting, pushing, spitting, taunting, threatening

 

Indirect bullying:  exclusion, rumors, getting someone else to hurt a child

 

Cyberbullying:  ongoing intentionally negative communication that is directed at an individual or group of individuals conducted via electronic communication via texts, emails, instant messaging, social media, etc.

 

 

For more information on bullying go to:

 

Center for Safe Schools:   http://www.safeschools.info/bullying-prevention

Federal Stopbullying:  http://www.stopbullying.gov/