Bullying Prevention & AwarenessJames Bosma
At Trinity Christian School, we believe that every child is made in the image of God, and has infinite dignity, worth and value. Each child has a unique God-given package of gifts, abilities and talents. Our board and staff are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for each child to develop in all aspects of his or her life, including spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional.
What Is Bullying?
Bullying involves a power imbalance in which the child doing the bullying has more power, due to such factors as age, size, support of the peer group or higher status.
Bullying is usually a repeated activity in which a particular child is singled out more than once and often in a chronic manner.
Bullying is carried out with an intent to harm the child.
Bullying includes physical aggression, verbal insults, the spreading of malicious rumors or gossip and threats of exclusion from the peer group.
Reaches a peak in grades 6-8.
More prevalent during late elementary through middle school years (grades 4-8).
Equally prevalent in males and females; however, the act of bullying is notably different.
Students view teasing as the most common form of bullying.
Types Of Bullying
Who Is Involved?
The child who is bullied.
The child who observes bullying.
Our “Working Together” Program
Intended to raise awareness on a prolonged basis.
Provides ongoing education and resources.
Classroom presentations for all grade levels.
School newsletters and parent information.
Support for consistent and clear response and intervention.