Bullying and Building Climate
Bullying Behavior - Discussion and Action
As a community, we value creating welcoming environments where the uniqueness of each person is honored and valued, recognizing that we all come from many different circumstances and cultures. With that in mind, we work to ensure schools are safe, respectful, caring environments for children and adults.
In summer of 2014, the Duluth School Board adopted the Minnesota School Board Association Model Bullying Prohibition Policy as a foundation for involving the community and developing meaningful compliance with the state's Safe Schools Act. This fall, teachers and staff are receiving training to prevent, identify and respond to bullying. Training began with a staff development day for teachers prior to the start of school.
An active, passionate ISD 709 Citizens Committee is working to further community conversation on this important subject and provide advice. Students are actively involved, organizing their own awareness campaigns.
Click here to see the Duluth Public Schools Bullying Prohibition Policy.
Bullying Information for Teens
Bullying stops us from being who we want to be, and prevents us from expressing ourselves freely, and might even make us feel unsafe. If you are bullied, say something! If you are bullying, it’s not cool!
I might be being bullied
- SPEAK UP: If you feel uncomfortable with the comments or actions of someone… tell someone! It is better to let a trusted adult know, than to let the problem continue.
- Get familiar with what bullying is and what it is not. If you recognize any of the descriptions, you should stay calm, stay respectful, and tell an adult as soon as possible.
- If you feel like you are at risk of harming yourself or others get help now!
Someone is bullying me online or via text message
- Remember, bullying does not only happen at school. It can happen anywhere, including through texting, the internet and social media.
- Learn more about cyberbullying and how to respond if it is happening to you.
I don’t get bullied, but my friend does
- Learn how you can be more than a bystander.
Bullying Information for Teens is from: http://www.stopbullying.gov/
Anti Bullying Resources
What is Bullying?
What To Do If You Are Being Bullied
10 Ways To Be An Upstander
Love is Louder Than Bullying
Cyber Bullying Prevention & Intervention Tips for Families
Internet Safety Ideas for Youth
Anti Bullying Websites
To report bullying, click here to report online or click here to download a report form which can be turned in to the building principal.