Copper Mountain Middle Bullying Policy and Resources
Bullying: aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength. A student or employee is being bullied or victimized when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more students or employees.
- Physical bullying including but not limited to hitting and/or punching
- Verbal bullying including but not limited to teasing or name calling
- Non-verbal or emotional bullying including but not limited to intimidation through gestures, social exclusion and relational aggression
- The conduct described above constitutes bullying, regardless of whether the person against whom the conduct is committed directed, consented to, or acquiesced in, the conduct.
Cyberbullying: aggressive behavior that is sent via internet, cell phone, or another device to send or post text, video, or an image with the intent or knowledge, or with reckless disregard, that the text, video, or image will hurt, embarrass, or threaten an individual, regardless of whether the individual directed, consented to, or acquiesced in the conduct, or voluntarily accessed the electronic communication.
Support – If you are being bullied:
- Tell the individual who is bullying to stop, the behavior is not wanted.
- Tell a parent or guardian.
- Talk to an adult in the building: teacher, counselor, administrator, hall monitor, school resource officer etc.
- Report any serious incidents to the school office.
- Report serious incidents using the SafeUT App.
Consequences: Based on the nature of the incident, students that participate in bullying actions will be subject to the following consequences:
- Warning/parent contact
- Lunch Detention
- After-School Detention
- Community Service
- In-School Suspension
- Out-of School Suspension
- District-Level Hearing
- Referral to Law Enforcement
Advocacy and Prevention
To improve a safe learning environment each year the following strategies are provided:
- Assembly designed to educate students on harassment and bullying
- NetSmart Assembly
- SafeUT App
- Feedback from student recognition groups
- Posters and magnets throughout the building educating students on what bullying is and what it looks like
- Researching ways to be more proactive vs. reactive