What is Bullying?
The simple definition of bullying is when someone keeps acting mean on purpose. It could be hurting someone's body (kicking, hitting), hurting someone's feelings (teasing, name-calling) or hurting someone's friendships (leaving someone out, spreading rumors).
Any behavior associated with bullying hurts the individuals involved as well as the community as a whole. Here at OCS, we are working towards creating a bully free environment for our entire community.
How are we creating a Bully Free environment?
- Character Education Programs - we recognize that the development of positive character traits directly correlates to the future success of our students
- Anti-Bullying Task Force - faculty volunteers come together to create consistency across grade levels in the reporting and resolution of bullying issues
- Board of Education Policies - the Board of Education is committed to providing a safe and productive learning environment within its schools. As such, the Board is working towards creating and implementing new Anti-Bullying policies for the entire district
- Code of Conduct Enforcement - Enforcement of the Code of Conduct across grade levels will ensure that a safe and productive environment is available for all students and staff.
Resources for Families
Below are listed a few of the many resources available on bullying and it's prevention. The resources listed here are being utilized by the Anti-Bullying Task Force as well as the Board of Education in the review and formation of district policies. Resources will be updated periodically over the course of the school year.