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What is Bullying? 

San Juan Unified is guided by the following definition from the evidence based Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP): Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself.
 
Bullying has four components:
  1. A specific type of aggression
    • Verbal
    • Physical
    • Psychological

  2. Behavior that is intended to harm or disturb

  3. Behavior that is carried out repeatedly and over time

  4. An imbalance of power which can be physical or psychological.

Click here for San Juan Unified School District's Board Policy regarding Bullying.

Examples of Acts Used to Bully

Bullying can take two forms. Direct acts are usually face-to-face and the person being bullied usually knows who is doing the bullying. Indirect acts are behind someone's back and sneaky; the person being bullied may not know who is doing the bullying.
 

Examples of direct acts of bullying include:

  • Physical Acts

  • Hazing

  • Threats

  • Intimidation

  • Verbal Abuse

  • Taunting 

Examples of indirect acts of bullying include:

  • Making Faces

  • Obscene Gestures

  • Exclusion

  • Rumors

  • Cyberbullying 

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Click here to watch SJUSD's Gender Workshop Video.

(Approx. 56 min)
 

Bullying as defined by California state law


Bullying – Ed. Code Section 48900(r)
Severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act, and including one or more of the following:
  • Sex Harassment (48900.2)
  • Hate Violence (48900.3)
  • Threats, harassment, intimidation (48900.4)
  • Has or reasonably predicted to have one or more of the following:
    • Reasonable pupil in fear of harm to person or property
    • Reasonable pupil to experience substantially detrimental effect to physical or mental health
    • Reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with academic performance
    • Reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with ability to participate in or benefit from services, activities, or privileges provided by the school
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What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is the use of modern communication technologies, such as but not limited to e-mail, instant messaging, chatrooms, web sites, social media/networks, text messaging used to intentionally embarrass, humiliate, threaten or intimidate an individual or group in an attempt to gain power and control. 

Report Bullying Behavior

 

Click here to make an online report

 

You can also visit the Safe Schools page for more options here

Last Modified on May 8, 2017
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