What is bullying?
- Intentional conduct that is motivated by a difference or perceived difference AND EITHER
- Places a student in reasonable fear of harm to his/her person or property OR
- Is objectively severe or occurs with such frequency that it substantially interferes with a student's educational performance or engagement at school
Bullying is a community issue, and not just a school issue. Sadly, 1 in 3 children in North Carolina reports being bullied in school. Working together to combat bullying is crucial. Bullying is being addressed in PCS by providing resources and education to students, families, staff, and administrators. We also work with many community partners.
Specifically, Pitt County Schools are:
- Creating school environments where bullying is not tolerated;
- Educating staff and students on bullying and ways to identify and address bullying
- Opening the lines of communications so that parents and students can express their worries to those that can help
- Modeling how to treat others with kindness and respect
Here is what you can do to help:
- Report bullying to your student's teacher or principal directly; or
- Submit a report to the Tip Line if you suspect bullying. Click on Safe Schools to the left of this page to access the tip line.
- Be involved with your child’s school through the PTA, volunteering, attending orientation and open house, and getting to know you school's teachers, school counselors and social worker.
Together we can prevent bullying and make our schools safe for all!
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