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BULLYING: Fact Sheet

Every student in Pomona Unified School District has the right to a safe and secure school environment, free of humiliation, intimidation, or fear.
 

DEFINITION

Bullying          

Regularly inflicting physical or psychological pain or distress on one or more students.

TYPES OF BULLYING

Verbal 

Name calling; teasing; gossiping; threats; racial slurs.

Nonverbal       

Staring; stalking; insulting or threatening notes; threatening gestures or actions; destruction of property.

Physical          

Hitting, punching; slapping; kicking; tripping; beating; fighting; shoving; hair pulling; pinching; “pantsing.”

Emotional       

Terrorizing; rejecting or manipulating socially; intimidating (peer pressure); humiliating; isolating; rating or ranking classmates based on appearance.

Hazing

Humiliating as a rite of passage or initiation; mean-spirited physical or psychological abuse.

Cyber-bullying            

Bullying through electronic means, such as: social media; texting; online.

REPORTING & INVESTIGATING

Reporting        

Students who are the target of bullying should report the incident to their principal, teacher or school staff member. Reports may be made anonymously.

Investigating   

Once bullying is reported, PUSD school officials will initiate an immediate investigation. All interviews of reported victims and accused will be conducted separately.

Discipline        

School principals (or a designee by the principal) will determine what disciplinary action is warranted based on the nature of the bullying and student’s behavioral history.

 
To report bullying against you or someone you know, speak to your school principal.

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