Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
Bullying has three key components—unwanted, aggressive behavior; a real or perceived power imbalance, and repetition; and the potential to be repeated over time. The combination of these three factors creates a situation that moves beyond conflict to become persistent persecution.
Take a moment to watch a brief Bullying, Harassment and Your Rights video by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to help understand what bullying is and your rights.
Berry Miller junior high school is a bully free zone. We are committed to providing a safe, educational environment that promotes positive interactions among all that enter. Students are encouraged to report any incident of bullying to their teacher, counselor, or assistant principal. All reports will be investigated and handled according to circumstances of each individual event. To report incidents of bullying click the Hurtful Behavior Report.