October

October is Bullying Prevention Month!

The Wellness Center is focusing our monthly outreach on Bullying Prevention for the month of October. Partner with us as we build a strong, positive community that ensures all students feel welcome and safe at Park High School. The definition of bullying is “unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance and an intent to harm. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated over time, and interferes with educational activities.” Individuals who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. Other forms of bullying include relational aggression and online/cyber interactions. Relational aggression is harming others through purposeful manipulation and damage of peer relationships. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by texts or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Below you can find the district’s bullying prohibition parent resources:

https://www.sowashco.org/cms/one.aspx?portalId=1217437&pageId=2976529

For students, Park’s Submit a T.I.P is a safe, confidential way to stop bullying or help someone facing mental health issues, or otherwise in need. It should not be used for immediate threats and is not a substitute for 911. This is a new system that is replacing TipTxt.

https://www.sowashco.org/parents/tip_and_information_portal


District Policy:

October Outreach for Students

  • National Bullying Prevention Month!

Warning Signs for Bullying

  • Unexplained injuries

  • Lost or destroyed clothing, electronics, school supplies

  • Frequent headaches or stomachaches, faking illnesses

  • Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares

  • Decrease interest in school work and declining grades

  • Acts of isolation and decrease in regular activities

Silence is acceptance. Learn to speak up and uplift others around you. You never know what someone might be going through on their own. Be a role model and support system to others around you.