Students deal with all sorts of conflict and aggressive behaviour while at school and not all of it is bullying. Bullying is a repeated pattern of aggressive behaviour meant to hurt or cause discomfort to another person. Bullies always have more power than victims. Bullying is a learned behaviour that can be replaced with more positive behaviour.

At Raft River bullying is taken seriously. Because bullying is a learned behaviour and we are an educational institution - dealing with bullying always has an educational focus and approach for both victims and bullies. We also follow the Ministry of Education's Statement of Education Policy Order which states that this is an issue that is shared among schools, the families, and the community.

The following links are some information on bullying:

Call It Safe: A parent guide for dealing with bullying in elementary schools

www.bullying.org

Last modified: Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:41 PM