Bully Free Zone

Safe and Respectful Learning Environment
BFZ
Free From Bullying or Cyber-Bullying

Hot line:If you or someone you know is in crisis, call:
1-800-273-8255

Mission:

The Carson City School District supports and enforces a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment free from Bullying or Cyber-Bullying in order to provide a learning environment that is safe and respectful, in which persons of differing beliefs, characteristics,and backgrounds can realize their full academic and personal potential.

The Carson City School District declares that any form of bullying or cyber-bullying is prohibited and will not be tolerated.

In addition, the Carson City School District Utilizes Social and Emotional Learning to support students to make the most of every day by empowering them with the skills, knowledge, values and opportunities to thrive.
Click here to learn more about Social and Emotional Learning .

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Anti-Bullying posters created by Carson High School students in Graphic Design Level 2.

What is Bullying?

Bullying means a willful act, which is written, verbal, or physical, or a course of conduct onthe part of one or more persons that is not otherwise authorized by lawand that exposes a student repeatedly and over time to one or morenegative actions which is highly offensive to a reasonable person and(1)is intended to cause or actually causes the student to suffer harm or serious emotional distress;(2) exploits an imbalance in power between the person engaging in the act or conduct and the person who is the subject of the act or conduct; (3) poses a threat of immediate harm or actually inflicts harm to another person or to the property of another person; (4) places the person in reasonable fear of harm or serious emotional distress; or (5) creates an environment that is hostile to a student by interfering with the education of the student.

Such negative actions may include, without limitation:

  • Destroying the property of a student;
  • Excluding a student from participating in activities;
  • Extorting a student;
  • Gossiping maliciously;
  • Speaking disparagingly about the ethnicity of a student;
  • Staring and glaring;
  • Taunting;
  • Teasing;
  • Unreasonably banning the ability of a student to enter or exit an area;
  • Using gestures with the intent to cause and actually causing a student to suffer harm or serious emotional distress; and Using oral, written or electronic communication with the intent to cause and actually causing a student to suffer harm or serious emotional distress.

Cyber-bullying means bullying through the use of electronic communication. The term includes the use of electronic communications to transmit or distribute a sexual image of a minor.

Bullying is Not Teasing

It might be hard to tell the difference between playful teasing and bullying. Teasing usually involves two or more friends who act together in a way that seems fun to all the people involved. Often they tease each other equally, but it never involves physical or emotional abuse.


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Anti-Bullying posters created by Carson High School students in Graphic Design Level 2.

Be an Upstander

Don’t be a bystander, be an Upstander! An Upstander is someone who recognizes when something is wrong and acts to make it right.

Upstanders:

  • stand up for what is right
  • do their best to help support and protect someone who is being hurt
  • are socially responsible

You can transform your school into a safe and caring community for you and your peers. Click on the following image to make a pledge today to stand up against bullying and to stand up for what is right by helping others, standing up for what is right, and being socially responsible in the Carson City School District:

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Click here to see our Upstanders!


Resources:

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This is not an inclusive list of resources.  If there are other resources,programs and information that you think are useful please send email them to
nwood@carson.k12.nv.us