Bully Prevention

Bully Prevention for Our Students is Essential

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"Bullying is repeated aggression, harassment, threats or intimidation when one person has greater status, control or power than other. Bullying is different from a single incident of teasing. Bullying is also different from two students of approximately equal strength and power engaging in a physical or verbal fight. Bullying occurs face-to-face or behind someone's back and may involve one person as the bully or a group of people (Shore, 2011).


  • Verbal
  • Social
  • Physical
  • Cyber


The Bully: Bullying can occur face-to-face or behind one's back. It can be done by a single student or a group.

The Bystander: A bystander is a person who observes someone being bullied. Bystanders play a powerful role in helping the bully continue or stop.

The Target: A person who is repeatedly and over time exposed to negative actions on the part of one or more persons, and he or she has difficultly defending himself or herself.

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Cleveland County Schools use the Bully-Prevention in Positive Behavior Support (BP-PBS)

Bully Prevention in Positive Behavior Support gives students the tools necessary to remove the social the social rewards maintaining inappropriate behavior, thereby decreasing the likelihood of problem behavior occurring in the future. BP-PBS not only decreases incidents of bullying behavior, but also increases appropriate recipient responses to bullying behavior and appropriate bystander responses to bullying behavior (Ross, Horner, Stiller, 2009).

Bully Prevention in Positive Behavior Support: Elementary School

Bully Prevention in Positive Behavior Support: Middle School

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Click on the link Common Sense Media for Students

to learn how you can think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world.

  • Cleveland County Schools goal is to provide age appropriate curriculum that targets the appropriate use of social media for students in Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade.
  • Each school will use lessons from Common Sense Media.org and supplemental resources to teach students how to safely use social media.

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