Bullying Prevention

October is National Bullying Prevention Month!

The first Monday of each October is recognized as WORLD DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION! Join King George County Schools on Monday, OCTOBER 7 as we join forces to #BLUEUP against Bullying!!! We ask everyone in our King George community - kids, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, friends, everyone! - to participate in BLUE SHIRT DAY! Let's show our unity in preventing bullying and standing up for others!

As another school year begins, October is recognized nationally as "Bullying Prevention Month," kicking off awareness for our students, teachers, families, and communities throughout the country. But we also recognize that bullying prevention is important every day. Look for information coming from your children's schools about events planned for the month of October, as well as year round programs addressing bullying prevention, peer conflict, and positive behavior initiatives. Contact your school counselors for more information.

Students in auditorium

October 2017

KGMS students, faculty, and staff participated in a bullying awareness assembly to kick off National Bullying Prevention Month. Students attentively listened to personnel from Dahlgren Area Security Professionals talk about Internet Security, including Inappropriate Content, Online Privacy, Online Sexual Solicitations and Cyberbullying.

Are you being bullied or know someone who is? Get help!!

  • Try some ideas your parents or counselors have taught you, like walking away, using humor, and ignoring. Click here for some more ideas!
  • Tell someone! A teacher, a coach, your mom, the cafeteria worker - any adult you feel safe talking to.
  • If you are 13 or older, you can also chat online with Stomp Out Bullying counselors by clicking here.
  • Turn in a BINT (Bullying Is Not Tolerated) form to school. Fill it out and turn it in to the "bully box" or any teacher or adult at your school. You can get them from your school, or print one right here!

Want to learn more?

Click here for information on VCU's Center for School-Community Collaboration resources for parents and educators on bullying.

Click here for information on "Stomp Out Bullying," the most recognized anti-bullying organization in America.

Click here for information on Virginia Department of Education's guidance on bullying prevention in schools.

Click here for information on Stop Bullying Now, a federal website managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Va. Code § 22.1-276.01 and King George County Schools Policy JFC-R, provide for bullying prevention and response and state, in part:

A student, either individually or as a part of a group, shall not bully others, either in person or by the use of any communication technology including computer systems, telephones, pagers, or instant messaging systems. Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to, physical, verbal, or written intimidation, taunting, name-calling, and insults and any combination of prohibited activities. Virginia Code defines bullying as "any aggressive and unwanted behavior that is intended to harm, intimidate, or humiliate the victim; involves a real or perceived power imbalance between the aggressor or aggressors and victim; and is repeated over time or causes severe emotional trauma. Bullying includes cyber bullying. Bullying does not include ordinary teasing, horseplay, argument or peer conflict."

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