Student Support Services will assist all students in achieving their full academic potential by providing opportunities to enhance their emotional, social and physical well-being.
In Iredell Statesville Schools, we take bullying very seriously. If you believe you are being bullied or that your child is being bullied, your first step is to talk to your childs school. This can be the counselor, a teacher or an administrator. The school will investigate and ensure that proactive steps are taken to prevent bullying from occurring in the future.
Definition of Bullying:
A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly, and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and her or she has a difficulty defending himself or herself.
This definition includes three important components:
- Bullying is aggressive behavior that involves unwanted, negative actions.
- Bullying involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time.
- Bullying involves an imbalance of power or strength.