Bullying & Harassment

Help Keep Our Schools Safe

Tripping or pushing, spreading rumors, excluding a classmate from playing a game – all of these behaviors are concerning and upsetting. Hearing that your child is a witness to a classmate being treated this way is also upsetting. We all want our kids to be safe.

Bullying

  • Aggression toward another person that occurs repeatedly over time
  • The harm is intentional and planned
  • The aggression is usually unprovoked
  • One person/persons who are the aggressors have more power than the victim of the aggression

Cyberbullying

  • Cyberbullying is bullying using technology (e-mail, text messaging, the internet, social media, etc.)

Harassment

  • Aggression focused on a student’s race, national origin, religion, disability, or sex
  • Aggression that is severe, persistent, or pervasive
  • Not all conflicts are bullying or harassment.

Peer Conflict

  • A one-time or isolated act of aggression between students
  • The balance of power is equal or nearly equal between the students
  • Peer conflict is not a group of students picking on one student
  • Students involved in the conflict are willing to work out their differences or leave each other alone

What If Your Child is Being Bullied?

    • First, focus on your child
    • Be supportive and listen
    • Gather information (who, what, when, where)
    • Discourage physical retaliation
    • Contact your child’s principal and/or school counselor
    • Provide factual information about the incident 
    • Work with school staff to create a safety plan for your student
    • Commit to making the bullying stop
    • If the bullying continues contact the principal again
    • Teach your child strategies to avoid bullying
    • Encourage participation in school and community activities
    • Encourage and support positive friendships
    • Teach your child to seek help from an adult if he or she is being bullied

CCHS Counseling Contacts

Mrs. Kim Crofcheck kim.crofcheck@crookcounty.k12.or.us

Mrs. Briana Van Roekel briana.vanroekel@crookcounty.k12.or.us 

Crook County High School

1100 SE Lynn Boulevard

Prineville, Oregon | 97754

P (541) 416-6900

F (541) 416-6913