Bullying Prevention

Anonymous Tip Line


Link for Complaint of Bullying Form

Examples of Bullying

Physical Bullying

  • Physical assaults, such as hitting, pushing, choking, hazing, tripping
  • Taking items such as money, food, or homework
  • Damaging belongings such as clothing, school supplies, and school project

Verbal Bullying

  • Threats
  • Teasing and taunting
  • Criticizing or ridiculing
  • Name calling or sarcasm
  • Starting and spreading rumors
  • Telling lies
  • Using sexual innuendoes/comments

Non-Verbal Bullying

  • Ignoring or excluding on purpose
  • Mean or inappropriate looks, stares, or glares

Cyber Bullying

  • Making threats to others on the Internet and chat rooms
  • Sending cruel or inappropriate email or instant messages
  • Taking inappropriate photos with cell phone cameras
  • Posting inappropriate material on web sites meant to damage reputations

How to Report Bullying

Talk with the following:

  • Your parent(s) or adult family member
  • Adult you trust
  • Teacher
  • School Administrator
  • School Counselor
  • School Psychologist
  • School Nurse
  • School Social Worker
  • School Resource Officer
  • Coach
  • School Support Staff
  • Police

Do the following:

  • Complete a Complaint of Bullying form
  • Call the Suffolk Public Schools Anonymous Tip Line at 757-538-5483

All students are subject to the rules listed in the student handbook. Students involved in incidents of bullying will face disciplinary action, including the possibility of long term suspension or expulsion.

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