South River High School is committed to the prevention of bullying among students and to the improvement of peer relations within the school and the community which surrounds us..
SRHS has implemented a number of strategies to prevent bullying throughout the school, in the classrooms and with individual students. The message we want to make clear is that “Bullying Is Not Acceptable and We Will See That It Comes To An End.”
_____Definition of Bullying: A person is bullied when they are exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons and they have difficulty defending themselves. _____
For more information about Bullying and How to Recognize a Victim: Wellness Exchange Newsletter – Bullies Need Your Help
South River High School Anti-Bullying Rules:
1. We Will Not Bully Others
2. We Will Try To Help Students Who Are Bullied
3. We Will Try To Include Students Who Are Left Out
4. If We Know That Someone Is Being Bullied, We Will Tell An Adult, At School And At Home
Bullying / Harassment / Intimidation Reporting
Bullying and cyberbullying, harassment and intimidation, hazing, and/or bias behaviors are unsafe behaviors that do not reflect respect for others as defined by the AACPS Code of Student Conduct. If your child is a target of one of these behaviors, you can report this using the
Students can also report directly to a staff member. When a situation that involves any of these behaviors is reported, staff members will respond quickly and will provide a practical, private, and safe place to report.
How to Tell If Your Child Is Being Bullied…
- Change in school performance
- Truancy/drop out
- Peer rejection
- Fear of social situations
- Alienation and loneliness
- Poor self-esteem
- Chronic illness
What Can You Do?
- If the bullying is occurring at school, contact the teacher, school counselor, and/or administrator.
- Ask your child’s teacher questions about his or her interactions with other children.
- Look for help from the school counselor with social skills, assertiveness, or friendship skills training.
If it is determined by an administrator that bullying or cyberbullying, harassment, intimidation, hazing, and/or bias behaviors have occurred, the students involved in these behaviors will receive support from a school counselor, school psychologist, school social worker, pupil personnel worker, or school health staff person to be sure that everyone involved in the incident feels safe and supported and understands how to avoid these situations in the future.