Bullying Prevention Web Resources
GaDOE Bullying Prevention Toolkit
Understanding Bullying: CDC Fact Sheet
The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What we Know and What it Means for Schools
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
School Bus Bullying Training Modules
Statement Against Bullying
Bryan County Schools (BCS) prohibits the bullying of any person, by any means or method. Descriptor JCDAG of the policies of Bryan County Schools states that the district is committed to providing students with a safe, secure, and healthy school environment that allows all students to maximize their learning potential.The Board of Education believes that all students can learn better in a safe school environment. Behavior that infringes on the safety of students will not be tolerated. Bullying, as the term is defined in Georgia law, of a student by another student is strictly prohibited. Such prohibition shall be included in the Student Code of Conduct for all schools within the school system.
What is Bullying?
Bullying is repeated, deliberate or intentional behavior using words or actions, and power-based or intended to cause fear, intimidation or harm. Bullying includes aggressive and hostile behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power between the bully and the bullied and is behavior that is repeated over time rather than an isolated incident.
This behavior may include but is not limited to physical and verbal assaults, nonverbal or emotional threats or intimidation, repeated harassment, social exclusion and isolation, extortion, use of computer or telecommunications to send messages that are embarrassing, slanderous, threatening or intimidating (cyberbullying).
Bullying based on sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability in its education programs or activities is also prohibited by law and Bryan County Schools board policy.
Bullying Reporting Procedures
The school takes student safety seriously. When students feel that they are being harassed or bullied, it is important that this be reported to the school administration or school counselor. It is very important that students and parents provide the school with as much information as possible. The more complete the information provided, the more successful the school can be in thoroughly investigating and addressing the situation.