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.

Prevalence Rates

  • 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

  • Verbal
  • Physical
  • Relational

Who Is Involved?

  • The child who bullies.
  • 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.
  • Parent presentations.
  • Staff presentations.
  • School newsletters and parent information.
  • Support for consistent and clear response and intervention.