In accordance with Va. Code § 22.1-276.01 and King George County Schools Policy JFC-R, below you will find information regarding bullying prevention.
A student, either individually or as a part of a group, shall not bully others, either in person or by the use of any communication technology including computer systems, telephones, pagers, or instant messaging systems. Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to, physical, verbal, or written intimidation, taunting, name-calling, and insults and any combination of prohibited activities. Virginia Code defines bullying as "any aggressive and unwanted behavior that is intended to harm, intimidate, or humiliate the victim; involves a real or perceived power imbalance between the aggressor or aggressors and victim; and is repeated over time or causes severe emotional trauma. Bullying includes cyber bullying. Bullying does not include ordinary teasing, horseplay, argument or peer conflict."
October is National Bullying Prevention Month!
While standing up against bullying, you can share your support at:
As another school year begins, October is recognized nationally as "Bullying Prevention Month," kicking off awareness for our students, teachers, families, and communities throughout the country. But we also recognize that bullying prevention is important every day. Look for information coming from your children's schools about events planned for the month of October, as well as year round programs addressing bullying prevention, peer conflict, and positive behavior initiatives. Contact your school counselors for more information.
Are you being bullied or know someone who is? Get help!!
Click here for information on "Stomp Out Bullying," the most recognized anti-bullying organization in America.
Click here for information on Virginia Department of Education's guidance on bullying prevention in schools.
Click here for information on Stop Bullying Now, a federal website managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.