Dr. Laurie Banks Director of Student Services / Title IX Compliance Officer 513-728-3700 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace Cincinnati, OH 45231
Doug Lantz Business Manager / Title IX Compliance Officer 513-728-3700 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace Cincinnati, OH 45231
Students and parents have access to the Student Bullying Reporting System, a 24/7 hotline and anonymous reporting system that allows for the reporting of harmful behavior in a non-threatening environment. This system immediately notifies principals of behaviors or threats so that they can intervene before a situation escalates. Bullying has serious and lasting effects. While these effects may also be caused by other factors, research has shown bullying has significant effects for those who are bullied. To anonymously report an incident click here.
Definitions of Bullying
Cyberbullying” is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. It has to have a minor on both sides, or at least have been instigated by a minor against another minor. Once adults become involved, it is plain and simple cyber-harassment or cyberstalking. Adult cyber-harassment or cyberstalking is NEVER called cyberbullying.
Bullying refers to actions repeated over time which harm, harass, intimidate, or humiliate another person. Typically, there is an imbalance of power (e.g., a difference in physical strength, or popularity) which makes it difficult for the bullied child to defend himself or herself.
Bullying may be physical, verbal, relational (e.g., exclusion or isolation), in-person or electronic (“cyberbullying”), direct (e.g., hitting, texting a negative message to a child, insulting a child) or indirect (encouraging another person to hurt a child, spreading rumors). It can take place at school or off school grounds.
Bullying differs from rough and tumble play or friendly teasing because in these types of interactions the ‘targeted’ child varies (one child does not consistently dominate the other), and children display remorse when a playmate is inadvertently upset and hurt.
The phrase “harassment, intimidation and bullying” (“HIB”) is often used in place of the term “bullying”; it is equivalent.
“Bias-based bullying” is commonly used to describe bullying in which legally protected characteristics (such as sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, and religion) are targeted