Repeated exposure, over time, to negative actions from one or more students intended to inflict injury or discomfort. Bullying is characterized by aggressive behavior or intentional "harm doing", repeatedly carried out over time, intended to create a power imbalance.
Bullying at school can occur in all areas including the gym, playground, hallways, bathrooms, and on school buses. Bullying rarely occurs in the classroom or where adults are present. Often bullies try to gain the loyalty of bystanders who want to avoid becoming the next victim.
Students should be encouraged to speak up and tell a trusted adult when they experience or witness bullying at school.
|Strategies for Parents||Strategies for Students|
|Types of Bullying||Possible Warning Signs|
|Lorena ISD Bullying Policy||Report an Incident|
If you suspect your child is being bullied, what can you do?