We want you to feel safe at school so that you can learn. When someone unintentionally says or does something that is hurtful and is not repeated that is RUDE. When someone intentionally says or does something hurtful and is not repeated that is MEAN.
When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they keep doing it -- even when you tell them to stop or show them that you are upset -- that is BULLYING.
Bullying can be physical, verbal, emotional, or cyber. It can involve: telling offensive jokes; derogatory statements about a person’s ethnicity, race, gender, beliefs, etc.; inappropriate touching; lewd gestures or actions; threatening language or behavior; sexual comments; and unwelcome taunting.
What should you do if you are feeling bullied?
- Tell them to stop.
- If that doesn’t work, tell an assistant principal or school resource officer, or report it on the Safe UT app.
- If you remain silent, nobody will know and you will continue to suffer.
Consequences for those who bully can include but are not limited to parental involvement, safety contracts, in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, and police involvement.
Jordan School District’s policy on bullying: policy.jordandistrict.org/sub/bullying/