• WELCOME

     to the

    RMS Anti-Bullying Program

     
    On this page you will have the opportunity to assist with bringing about positive change in the RMS community.  Like most public educational environments, bullying is a problem at RMS.  Although it would be easier and more pleasant to pretend otherwise, too many of our students are suffering everyday.  This page serves as the launch pad into deeper exploration of other resources. You may report bullying electronically (anonymously, or not); and by taking the time to explore the links below, you can also learn more about our anti-bullying efforts.   
     
     
     
    RMS/RTSD Definition of Bullying Behavior

    Bullying occurs when one or more students routinely or repeatedly threaten, harass or intimidate one or more students through words or actions. Bullying shall mean pervasive unwelcome verbal, written, physical or emotional conduct directed at or about a student by another student.

    Bullying behaviors (direct or indirect) include three (3) forms: physical, verbal/written, and emotional. Some examples of bullying are as follows, but are not limited to:
    1. Physical - hitting, kicking, spitting, pushing, stealing and/or damaging personal belongings, sexual acts, and invasion of another's personal space in an aggressive manner.
    2. Verbal/Written - taunting, malicious, teasing, name-calling, making threats, and sexual innuendo/remarks including via phone and/or internet cyber bullying
    3. Emotional - spreading rumors, manipulating social relationships or environment, engaging in social exclusion, extortion, ridiculing, and intimidating.
    A bullying behavior has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students in such a way as to cause disruption in, or interference with the orderly operation of the school.

    The term bullying shall not be interpreted to infringe upon a student's right to engage in legally protected speech or conduct.