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:
- A specific type of aggression
- Behavior that is intended to harm or disturb
- Behavior that is carried out repeatedly and overtime
- An imbalance of power which can be physical or psychological.
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.
How to Report Bullying
Make an online report.
California State Law
- Student Nondiscrimination/Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying Policy (BP 5145.3)
- Suicide Prevention Policy (BP 5141.52/AR 5141.52)
- Hate-Motivated Behavior Policy (BP 5145.9)
- Bullying/Cyberbullying Prevention Policy (BP 5131.2/AR 5131.2)