Anti Bullying Policy

Bullying Policy



The purpose of this policy is to communicate to all Students, that SP HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL will not in any instance tolerate bullying behavior. Anyone found in violation of this policy will be disciplined, up to and including ousted, discontinuation, termination, etc.


SP HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL defines bullying as repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more people by one or more perpetrators. It is abusive conduct that includes:

·         Threatening, humiliating or intimidating behaviors.

·         Work interference/sabotage that prevents work from getting done.

·         Verbal abuse.

Such behavior violates SP HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL Code of Ethics, which clearly states that all will be treated with dignity and respect.


SP HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL considers the following types of behavior examples of bullying:

  • Verbal bullying. Slandering, ridiculing or maligning a person or his or her family; persistent name-calling that is hurtful, insulting or humiliating; using a person as the butt of jokes; abusive and offensive remarks.
  • Physical bullying. Pushing, shoving, kicking, poking, tripping, assault or threat of physical assault, damage to a person’s work area or property.
  • Gesture bullying. Nonverbal gesturesthat can convey threatening messages.
  • Exclusion. Socially or physically excluding or disregarding a student in education-related activities.

In addition, the following examples may constitute or contribute to evidence of bullying in the school:

  • Persistent singling out of one person.
  • Shouting or raising one’s voice at an individual in public or in private.
  • Using obscene or intimidating gestures.
  • Not allowing the person to speak or express himself of herself (i.e., ignoring or interrupting).
  • Personal insults and use of offensive nicknames.
  • Public humiliation in any form.
  • Constant criticism on matters unrelated or minimally related to the person’s job performance or description.
  • Public reprimands.
  • Repeatedly accusing someone of errors that cannot be documented.
  • Deliberately interfering with mail and other communications.
  • Spreading rumors and gossip regarding individuals.
  • Encouraging others to disregard teachers instructions.
  • Manipulating the ability of someone to do his or her work (e.g., overloading, underloading, withholding information, setting deadlines that cannot be met, giving deliberately ambiguous instructions).
  • Assigningmenial tasks not in keeping with the normal responsibilities of the job.
  • Taking credit for other student ideas.
  • Refusing reasonable requests for leave in the absence of study-related reasons not to grant leave.
  • Deliberately excluding a student or isolating him or her from study-related activities.
  • Unwanted physical contact, physical abuse or threats of abuse to an individual or an individual’s property (defacing or marking up property).

Studentss who feel they have experienced bullying should report this to their respective IG’s or to Human Resources before the conduct becomes severe or pervasive. All students are strongly encouraged to report any bullying conduct they experience or witness as soon as possible to allow SP HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL to take appropriate action.