Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance1. The behavior is repeated or has the potential to be repeated over time. Bullying takes many forms such as physical, verbal, relational and may be direct or indirectly targeted at an individual.
In our commitment to provide students with a safe learning environment where everyone is treated with respect, Forsyth County Schools does not tolerate any student being bullied or intimidated at school or school-related events. Bullying incidents should be reported immediately to school staff. This document outlines preventive measures we have in place to promote positive school climate and diminish bullying behaviors.
School Based Bullying Prevention Efforts
- School Resource Officers in each school
- Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS)
- Sources of Strength
- Bullying Prevention Best Practices infused into classroom curriculum and guidance lessons
- Digital Citizenship Toolkit- Cyberbullying
- See Something, Say Something (P3 Campus)
- CASEL Competencies embedded into classroom curriculum
- Various Social & Emotional Learning Programs (7 Mindsets, The Leader in Me, Habitudes, etc.)
Professional Development opportunities for school staff are offered throughout the school year through virtual and annual professional development opportunities.