There's no room for bullying in Harnett County. We're building a safe, supportive school climate for all of our students. Bullying can include behaviors such as:
- Physical violence and attacks
- Extortion and theft
- Taunts, name-calling and put-downs
- Peer group exclusion
- Threats and intimidation
Any student that believes he or she has been harassed or bullied should report it immediately to a teacher, counselor or school administrator. Any school employee made aware of bullying shall report it to the principal.
How you can help if your child is being bullied
- Be supportive.
- Listen, get the facts, and assess your child's feelings.
- Let your child know that it's not his or her fault.
- Praise your child for discussing the bullying.
- Find out what your child feels he or she needs to feel safe.
- Communicate with your school.
- Let them know the who, what, when and where.
- Let school officials contact the other child's parents.
- Talk regularly with your child and school to assess whether the bullying has stopped.
- Encourage and support your child in making friends.
School board policy
Board Policy 1710 prohibits harassment and bullying behavior at all levels. The Harnett County Board of Education places a priority on providing every student and employee with a safe and orderly learning and working environment. The principal or designee shall promptly and thoroughly investigate all complaints of harassment and bullying. Violations of this policy shall be considered misconduct and will result in disciplinary action.