Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.
In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:
An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power- such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity- to control or harm others.
Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.
What is Cyberbullying?
Bullying that takes place over digital devices (cell phones, computers, tablets, social media, etc). Cyberbully can take place via text, apps, social media, etc (Facebook, SnapChat, Twitter, Instagram, Instant Messenger, etc).
Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else.
Cyberbullying can include sharing personal or private information that can cause embarrassment or humiliation.
Some cyberbullying can cross the line into unlawful or criminal behavior.
At Mountain View Middle School, we have an Anonymous Bullying Incident Report Form. Students can find this form in the MVMS Office. Once student has completed form, please drop in black box in the MVMS and an office staff will follow up.