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Required and Recommended Student and Staff Training

Prevention and Responsive Culture icon Prevention and Responsive Culture

Bullying Awareness and Prevention

What is bullying?

Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength. Typically, it is repeated over time. A child who is being bullied has a hard time defending himself or herself. Bullying can take many forms, such as:

  • Hitting or punching (physical bullying).
  • Teasing or name-calling (verbal bullying).
  • Intimidation using gestures or social exclusion (nonverbal bullying or emotional bullying).
  • Sending insulting messages by email (cyberbullying).

Resource: Bullying: What Families Need to Know

Required training annually
- Students and staff

Universal resources:

Targeted and intensive resources:


For more information, contact:

Kent Reed
Education Program Consultant - Counseling
Career, Standards and Assessment Services
(785) 296-8109

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