• 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.

    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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