All of the Hempfield elementary and middle schools have initiated a Bully Prevention Program. A student is being bullied or victimized when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more students (Olweus 1986; 1991). The following four rules form the core of this program:
- We shall not bully other students.
- We shall try to help students who are bullied.
- We shall make a point to include students who become easily left out.
- When we know somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.