Bullying Report
2016-17 First Semester
Overview

Public school districts are required to make available a report of the number of all verified student hazing and/or bullying incidents on a semi-annual basis and post the data on the district’s web site. Bullying, harassment and intimidation is an intentional written, verbal or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once. The behavior causes both mental or physical harm to the other student and is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment for the other student.

Hazing, bullying behavior and/or dating violence by any student/school personnel in the District is strictly prohibited, and such conduct may result in disciplinary action, including suspension and/or expulsion from school. Hazing, bullying and/or dating violence means any intentional written, verbal, graphic or physical acts, including electronically transmitted acts, either overt or covert, by a student or group of students toward other students/school personnel with the intent to haze, harass, intimidate, injure, threaten, ridicule or humiliate. Such behaviors are prohibited on or immediately adjacent to school grounds, at any school-sponsored activity; in any District publication; through the use of any District-owned or operated communication tools, including but not limited to District e-mail accounts and/or computers; on school-provided transportation or at any official school bus stop.

Hazing, bullying and/or dating violence can include many different behaviors. Examples of conduct that could constitute prohibited behaviors include, but are not limited to:

1.    physical violence and/or attacks;

2.    threats, taunts and intimidation through words and/or gestures;

3.    extortion, damage or stealing of money and/or possessions;

4.    exclusion from the peer group or spreading rumors;

5.    repetitive and hostile behavior with the intent to harm others through the use of information and communication technologies and other web-based/online sites (also known as “cyber bullying”), such as the following:

A.    posting slurs on web sites, social networking sites, blogs or personal online journals;
B.    sending abusive or threatening e-mails, web site postings or comments and instant messages;
C.    using camera phones to take embarrassing photographs or videos of students and/or distributing or posting the photos or videos online and ;
D.    using web sites, social networking sites, blogs or personal online journals, e-mails or instant messages to circulate gossip and rumors to other students.

6.    Excluding others from an online group by falsely reporting them for inappropriate language to Internet service providers.
In evaluating whether conduct constitutes hazing or bullying, special attention is paid to the words chosen or the actions taken, whether such conduct occurred in front of others or was communicated to others, how the perpetrator interacted with the victim and the motivation, either admitted or appropriately inferred.
Administrators in all of the Miamisburg City Schools complete investigations of reported hazing and/or bullying. The guidance staff also helps to provide peer mediation and counseling to students as we help them work through any issues.

We encourage staff, parents and students who do observe bullying to report such incidents. Allegations of criminal misconduct and suspected abuse are reported to the proper authorities.

Above are publications aimed at educating both staff and parents as we address the need to eliminate bullying behavior. One brochure is aimed at cyber bullying and the other addresses bullying in general.

Incident Report First Semester:

School  

# of incidents 

Type of bullying

Bauer Elementary 

0 N/A

Bear Elementary  

0

N/A

Jane Chance Elementary 

0

N/A

Kinder Elementary

3

Physical violence

Mark Twain Elementary

0 N/A

Medlar View Elementary

0 N/A

Mound Elementary

0 N/A

Middle School

2

Cyber Bullying

Miamisburg High School

4

Physical/Sexual Harassment/Cyber Bullying