All forms of bullying and cyber bullying by school district students are prohibited. Anyone who engages in bullying or cyber bullying in violation of this Policy shall be subject to appropriate discipline. Students who have been bullied or cyber bullied shall promptly report such incidents to the designated employees. Complaints of bullying or cyber bullying shall be investigated promptly, and corrective action shall be taken when a complaint is verified.
To report any types of bullying please click on the link below:
NO PLACE FOR HATE
No Place for Hate®, an initiative of the Anti-Defamation League, enables schools to “say no” to anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry in all forms. By providing an innovative and powerful model for creating more inclusive environments, No Place for Hate aims to reduce bias and bullying, increase appreciation for diversity and build communities of respect. The initiative is free-of-charge, and is tailored to fit the needs and cultures of any school, organization or community.
The Penn-Bernville Elementary faculty and staff embraced this philosophy. We felt that the No Place for Hate philosophy was a great compliment for the Olweus Bullying Prevention program we already had in place. We, and one other Berks County Elementary School, were the first two schools in the county to receive the No Place for Hate Designation. Our students recite the No Place for Hate Pledge each day as part of our morning routine. In addition, our school completes three Anti Defamation League approved projects annually in order to maintain our designation.
What is bullying?
An unkind action or remark that occurs over and over again (repeated and not a single isolated incident)
An imbalance of power (i.e two or three against one, older against younger, male against female)