Wake County Public Schools has a zero tolerance stance when it comes to bullying in our schools. Any student that feels that they are being harassed or bullied must report it to a trusted adult (teacher, counselor, administration, guardian).
What does bullying look like?
Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior, a power imbalance, it is a repeated behavior, and there is an intent to hurt or harm someone (both physically and mentally).
What if someone you know is being bullied?
Speak up! Talk to a trusted adult and walk away from the situation.
What to do if you are being bullied?
Speak up! Find an adult that you trust, either at school or at home. Let them know what is happening so that they can help you fix it!
What to do if your child tells you they are being bullied?
Be supportive, listen, get the facts and help your child manage their feelings. Let your child know that it's not their fault and give them praise for discussing the bullying with you. Identify if your child feels safe and communicate any issues to your school. Make sure you continue to talk to your child about what to do in a bullying situation and encourage them to have an open line of communication with you!