Bullying is when a
student is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the
part of one or more persons (Olweus, 1986, 1993).
One of our goals at Amelia High School is to provide a
safe, secure, and friendly learning environment. We held an
Anti-Bullying Kick-Off on January 13, 2011. This will introduce our
anti-bullying program. Our program is designed to follow the Olweus
Bullying Prevention Program. With this program, we will educate students
about bullying, how to report incidents, how to help others, and
strategies to prevent bullying. We will need the help of students,
Amelia High School Staff, and parents/guardians to have a successful
program. You are one of the most important persons in the prevention of
bullying. Become aware and work on the problem with your child and the
Do you know what bullying is?
Dan Olweus, creator of the
Prevention Program, provides us with this commonly accepted
definition for bullying in his book,
Bullying at School: What We
Know and What We Can Do:
"A person is bullied when he or she is exposed,
repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more
other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or
Parents are Essential To Reducing Bullying at School
To reduce bullying at Amelia, parents must be involved
in the process, either through showing support or by taking an active
role in changing the school climate. Here are a few ways you could help:
Volunteer to supervise or participate in lunchtime or
after-school activities. Assist with the production of plays with
anti-bullying themes that are put on by students. Be a "buddy" to
children who may feel isolated or who are exhibiting bullying behavior.
Report concerns about specific students bullying others in the school or
community. Engage in regular, ongoing communication with other parents
and school staff about how to stop bullying behavior.
Please help us become a success story. Talk to your
children. Contact the school. Stay involved. Bullying is a serious issue
that needs to be taken care of and we need your help.
Coordinating Committee Members
Keith Hickman Debbie Kobman Ross
Deputy Ryan Patton Elisa Post
Michelle Buten Tracey Collins
Susan Parsons Abbie Pizzo
To report an
incident, please complete the confidential report form below.