Bullying Incident Report

Hilliard City School District is committed to providing a culture of respect that provides a safe and caring learning environment for all students. Therefore, harassment, intimidation, and/or discrimination of any student, staff member, or other individuals by any person or group will be prohibited on school property or at any school-sponsored activity.

The prohibition against hazing, dating violence, harassment, intimidation or bullying is publicized in student handbooks, and in the publications that set the standard of conduct for schools and student in the District. In addition, information regarding the policy is incorporated into employee professional development and training materials.

Harassment/Intimidation Defined : Hazing, bullying and/or dating violence means any incident of intentional written, verbal, graphic or physical acts, including electronically transmitted acts, either overt or covert, by a student or group of students toward other students/school personnel with the intent to haze, harass, intimidate, injure, threaten, ridicule or humiliate.

Bullying Defined: a conscious, repeated, hostile, aggressive behavior of an individual or a group abusing their position with the intension to harm others or gain real or perceived power.

Report A Possible Bullying Incident – KNOw Bullying

When investigating a possible bullying situation, we will test the situation against the following three questions:

  1. Does the individual suspected of bullying have more power than the individual suspected of receiving the bullying behavior?
  2. Have there been a series of incidents?
  3. Has it been the intention of the individual suspected of bullying to purposely cause harm to the individual suspected of receiving the bullying behavior?

The questions above are used to determine whether an incident qualifies as bullying. If the answer to any of the above questions is ‘Yes’, then it is possible this is a bullying incident. However, any ‘No’ answers may indicate a negative situation which needs to be addressed but does not qualify as bullying.

To report an incident of bullying, harassment, or discrimination please complete an incident report form. All reports will be promptly forwarded to the building principal/designee for review and action. If you feel this is an emergency outside school hours please contact your local police.

Submit an Incident Report

Resources

Education

Websites

Books

  • The Bully of Barkham Street by Mary Stolz
  • Simon’s Hook: A story about teases and put-downs by K.G
  • Stick up for Yourself: Every Kid’s Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self-Esteem by Gershen Kaufman, Ph.D.
  • Cliques, Phonies, & Other Baloney by Trevor Romain
  • Dealing with Bullying by Marianne Johnston
  • Why is Everybody Always Picking on Me by Terrence Webster-Doyle
  • Bullies are a A Pain in the Brain by Trevor Romain
  • Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
  • Alley Oops by Janice Levy, Cynthia B. Decker
  • Betty Stops the Bully by Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D
  • Bullying, Suicide, and Homicide by Butch Losey
  • The Bully, The bullied, and the Bystander: From preschool to high school – How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle by Barbara Coloroso

In compliance with House Bill 276 and district policy:

School Year 2015-16

Incidents Elementary Level = 7 Incidents High School Level = 2

School Year 2014-15

First Semester Incidents Total = 17 Second Semester Incidents Total = 8

School Year 2013-14

First Semester Incidents Total = 2 Second Semester Incidents Total = 3

School Year 2012-13

First Semester Incidents Total = 5 Second Semester Incidents Total = 8

School Year 2011-12

First Semester Incidents Total = 12 Second Semester Incidents Total = 27

School Year 2010-11

First Semester Incidents Total = 16 Second Semester Incidents Total = 16

School Year 2009-10

First Semester Incidents Total = 4 Second Semester Incidents Total= 9

School Year 2008-09

First Semester Incidents Total = 3 Second Semester Incidents Total = 0

School Year 2007-08

First Semester Incidents Total = 3 Second Semester Incidents Total = 5