Bullying in any form (physical, verbal, mental, or cyberbullying) is not tolerated at Woodstown Middle School.If you see someone who is being bullied, please complete the anonymous form above.All claims made about bullying are handled quickly (within statemandated time allotments). If a case is not found to be a "bullying" caseper se, it could be due to one of the following.There are terms that students and parents need to understand: Teasing, Mean, and bullying.Teasing is when a friend "jokes" with another friend. He/She isnot purposely trying to hurt anyone's feelings.Being mean is when a friend says something that he/she knowswill hurt someone's feelings. This is not done repetitively,however.Bullying is defined as saying or intimidating (animbalance of power) someone repeatedly andpurposely.In addtion, the state also adds, bullying is..."Reasonably perceived [bullying] as beingmotivated either by any actual or perceivedcharacteristic, such as race, color, religion,ancestry, national origin, gender, sexualorientation, gender identity and expression, or amental, physical or sensory [handicap] disability,or by any other distinguishing characteristic…"
Most of the time, after speaking with the students, many issues come up
as conflicts. This is when friendly teasing goes too far. Feelings are hurt,
etc. These are handled accordingly.
We teach kids the differences
between teasing and bullying, and how to
make sure it never gets to be
a bullying issue.
Every time I go into any
classroom, we review what
We have also been working on
Kindness campaigns to
encourage students to be kind to each other. See
also SEL work for the