October is National Bullying Prevention Month
NHMS School Rules:
We will NOT bully others.
We will try to help students who are bullied.
We will try to include students who are left out.
If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.
The Week of October 19th – 23rd: Week of Inclusion
- At one point or another each of us has felt insecure, or stressed out, or alone. It is important to remind our friends and classmates that we are all in it together and we are there to listen and support each other. Use the hashtag #HereForYou on social media to let your classmates know they have your support and a person to reach out to if they ever need to talk.
Unity Day – Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Wear and share orange to show that we are together against bullying, and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.
Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to showing that you believe all youth should be safe from bullying? Come together in one giant ORANGE message of hope and support, WEAR AND SHARE ORANGE to color our nation, and even the world, visibly showing that our society believes no child should ever experience bullying.
*Monday, October 19: Inservice Day (no school for students)
*Tuesday, October 20: A-day Students wear orange tops with uniform bottoms
*Wednesday, October 21: B-day students wear orange tops with uniform bottoms.
Faculty/staff may wear orange tops on both days with professional bottoms.
ATTENTION VIRTUAL STUDENTS: PLEASE SEND YOUR PICTURES AND RESPONSES
Please watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8lUD6BHunE
Answer this question: "How would you make our school a safer place for students?"
Submit your answer to this question to your teacher by October 19.
Virtual Students - please take a picture of yourself wearing an orange shirt to support Unity Day. (Remember, orange tops MUST follow district dress code policy.) Please email your selfie to Mrs. Kristy McCright, Guidance Counselor at email@example.com - Pictures are due to Mrs. McCright by October 19, 2020.
We are planning to make a video to highlight our students/faculty/staff in support of Unity Day. If your orange top does not meet district dress code policy, your picture will NOT be included in our school video.
Week of October 5 - 9: Introduction
Definition of Bullying: when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself. This definition includes three important components:
- Bullying is aggressive behavior that involves unwanted, negative actions.
- Bullying often involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time.
- Bullying involves an imbalance of power or strength.
Direct bullying involves a direct confrontation with a person and can include pushing, hitting, name calling, and taunting.
- Verbal bullying is any type of communication that causes harm to another (taunting, teasing, name-calling, extortion, threats).
- Physical bullying is harming a person or property (shoving, hitting, tripping, damaging a person’s property).
- Indirect bullying is a more subtle and covert act such as social isolation, spreading rumors, or exclusion.
- Relational aggression is harm to someone’s self-esteem or group acceptance (rumor spreading, intentionally excluding someone).
- Cyberbullying involves the use of technology to harass, make fun of, or intimidate another person (posting derogatory comments, using technology to spread rumors or make threatening comments).