Bullying has always been around.
But how people view the problem is changing.
Bullying happens in elementary, middle and high school. It happens in families and neighborhoods. It’s even a form of humor on some TV shows. Some people think bullying is just a part of growing up. But being shamed, hurt or made to feel unsafe is unacceptable at any age. Bullying breaks school rules. In some cases, it even breaks the law.
What is Bullying?
Aggressive behavior used to hurt, frighten or control others. It may be bullying depending on what happened, how often it happens and who it happens to. Find out what bullying is and what the different types are by visiting www.stopbullying.gov. Here is the type of info you will find on this website:
- The definition of bullying
- The types of bullying
- Where and when bullying happens
- Who is at risk
- Warning signs
- How to respond
What is the State of Connecticut’s Bullying Policy?
Federal and state laws, as well as local school policies exist to protect students from bullying and harassment. Each school district is required, by law, to have policies and practices in place as well as designated individuals to handle complaints. There are two major legislative acts, and a key federal law that are relevant:
What is the Town of Ellington’s Bullying Policy?
Please click below to see the section on Bullying from The Town of Ellington schools Policy Manual. To view the entire Policy Manual, visit www.ellingtonpublicschools.org and visit the Board of Education page and choose the link for Board of Education policies.
Town of Ellington Policy on Bullying
Additional Bullying Resources