Bullying & Harassment
USD 428 Anti-Bullying Plan
Great Bend Schools are a no-bully zone!
Bullying is not tolerated in Great Bend Schools. Our plan to combat bullying includes the procedures and techniques provided in Positive Behavioral Interventions and annual district-wide online training. These techniques and procedures have been implemented across the district. In addition, the elementary schools use an anti-bullying program called Second Step, which is rooted in social-emotional learning.
Please review the information and resources below. Instances of bullying or harassment can be reported to the USD 428 Assistant Superintendent online, click here.
Online Resources for Parents, Educators, and Students:
Bullying Awareness & Empowerment - Be Strong Global
Online/App Safety (Cyberbullying) - NetSmart
Online/App Safety (Cyberbullying) - SmartSocial
Safe Set-up: Instructions for Tablets & Devices for Kids
What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is when a child or teenager is harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, threatened or tormented using digital technology. This is not limited to the Internet; cyberbullying also encompasses bullying done through such things as text messages using cell phones. It is important to note that cyberbullying can only happen between minors. When an adult is harassing children or teenagers, it is known as cyber harassment or cyber stalking.