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Bullying Prevention

Ways to Report Bullying

  • Tell a staff member at the school (assistant principal, principal, other campus staff)
  • Fill out an Incident Report for bullying
  • If you need support communicating with your school's administrator, call Student Services at (650) 312-7341
  • Report using Anonymous Alerts, which are confidential

What is Bullying?

  • Any aggressive behavior that is intentional, repeated over time and involves an imbalance of power or strength.
  • Bullying behavior will not be tolerated and will result in serious consequences.
  • Board policy (BP) & Administrative Regulation (AR) 
  • Dealing with Bullies
    • There are things you can do if you are being bullied:

      • Look at the kid bullying you and tell him or her to stop in a calm, clear voice. You can also try to laugh it off. This works best if joking is easy for you. It could catch the kid bullying you off guard.
      • If speaking up seems too hard or not safe, walk away and stay away. Don’t fight back. Find an adult to stop the bullying on the spot.
    • There are things you can do to stay safe in the future, too.

      • Talk to an adult you trust. Don’t keep your feelings inside. Telling someone can help you feel less alone. They can help you make a plan to stop the bullying.
      • Stay away from places where bullying happens.
      • Stay near adults and other kids. Most bullying happens when adults aren’t around.
  • Bullying and your Child
    • Children who experienced or witnessed bullying may want to discuss it with their parents, but not know how to bring it up. Some children may be afraid that they’ll be “in trouble” for what happened. Others may feel embarrassment or shame. A parent may notice changes in their child’s behavior and find it difficult to talk about it in a way that doesn’t make their child feel uncomfortable.

To learn more, visit StopBullying.Gov.

Types of Bullying

What Can We Do?

Anti-Bullying Apps

  • Anonymous Alerts: Helps combat bullying and other negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. 

  • Rethink: Uses filtering technology to flag offensive content (versions for parents and students)

How does SMFCSD teach Social-Emotional Learning in our TK - 8th grade classrooms? We use...
Second Step Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Programs

Second Step programs combine discussions with fun activities and family resources. The programs help children learn social-emotional skills such as responsible decision-making, working together to solve problems, managing strong emotions, and getting along with others. These skills can help children succeed academically and socially.