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Bullying Prevention               
traffic lightSTOP...WALK....TALK.....
Loudoun County Public Schools are implementing a county-wide bullying prevention program to teach our students how to identify bullying behavior and appropriate ways to handle bullying. Seldens Landing Elementary will be implementing this program in grades K-5 guidance lessons and activities.
 
What is bullying?  
1.  Bullying is an act of aggression in the form  of:
  • 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 phone or computer (cyber bullying)
2.  Bullying is behavior that is:
  • Repeated
  • Intentional
  • Has an inbalance of power
3 Steps to Stop a Bully:
 
STOP......WALK......TALK
 
STOP:   If a student observes or experiences bullying, they should tell the person to stop what they're doing.
 
Walk:  Sometimes, even when students tell others to "stop" a  problem behavior continues.  When this happens, students are to "walk" away from the problem behavior.
 
TALK:  Even when students use "stop" and they "walk" away from the problem, sometimes students will continue to behave inappropriately toward them.  When that happens, students should "talk" to a trusted adult.  Ask your child who they would feel comfortable talking to at school.
 

Questions? Please feel free to contact Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Murphyfor information or with concerns at (571) 252-2260. You can also visit the Loudoun County Public Schools website at www.lcps.org  and visit the Guidance Services section for more information.