ACA Bully Prevention Practices

ACA Bullying Prevention Practices

Alliance Charter Academy staff, students, and parents are committed to making our school a safe and caring place for all.  We will treat each other with respect, and will refuse to tolerate bullying in any form at our school.

Definition: Bullying is a one-sided offense that happens repeatedly intentionally making someone else feel threatened, belittled, afraid, left out, hurt, or in any other way upset.  It is defined by the victim and not excused because the bully thinks that he or she was “just joking.”

Examples of Bullying :

  • Hurting someone physically by hitting, kicking, tripping, pushing, etc.
  • Stealing or damaging another person’s things
  • Ganging up on someone
  • Teasing someone in a hurtful way
  • Using put-downs,  making fun of the person’s name, race, sexual orientation, beliefs, etc.
  • Spreading rumors about someone
  • Leaving someone out  or trying to get other kids not to play with or not to like someone
  • Cyber-bullying- any use of technology to bully others

Staff Will Prevent Bullying and Create a Safe Environment By:

  • Watching for signs of bullying, such as name-calling, leaving students out, teasing
  • Taking parent’s and student’s reports of bullying seriously
  • Assigning consequences for bullying as listed below

Students Will Prevent Bullying and Create a Safe Environment By:

  • Treating each other with respect
  • Refusing to bully others
  • Refusing to watch, laugh, or join in when someone is being bullied
  • Trying to include everyone in activities, especially those who are often left out
  • Reporting all bullying to a teacher, ES, counselor, or administration
  • Older students will lead by example for the younger students

The Following Consequences May Be Taken When a Student Bullies:

  • Parent contact
  • Review Bullying Prevention Practices with a counselor, ES, and/or administrator
  • Community service
  • Removal from class or a certain space for a selected period of time
  • Parent required to attend classes
  • Loss of on campus privileges
  • Out of school suspension with a required reinstatement plan in place