Bullying, Harassment, & Discrimination

Report Bullying

Please complete this incident report form (Formulario de informe de incidentes). Contact school personnel if you need assistance in completing the form. 

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What is Bullying?

The Green Bay Area Public School District is committed to making our schools safe and caring places for students. Students and staff will treat each other with respect and will refuse to tolerate bullying in any form at our schools.  

Identifying an act as "unkind" or "bullying" may, at times, be unclear. Decisions are based on interpretation of events following an investigation, perception of intent by the target and intent/motive of the individual causing harm. It is important to understand what is bullying and what is not based on the definitions below.  

Bullying is:

  • Deliberate or intentional behavior using words or actions, intended to cause fear, intimidation, or harm. 
  • Intentional, aggressive, and hostile behavior.
  • An act that involves an imbalance of power between the bully and the target. 
  • Behavior that is repeated over time rather than an isolated incident. 

Bullying is not an "unkind act."

Unkind acts may be:

  • Remarks or actions that are  insensitive, unfriendly, thoughtless, inconsiderate, unsympathetic or lacking pity or compassion.  
  • A single incident or ongoing. 
  • A result of poor decision making, lack of consideration of outcomes, self-centered  behaviors that are part of a student’s normal growth and development as a social being.

Bullying behavior and unkind acts  can both include:

  • Physical (assault, hitting, kicking, punching, other acts that physically hurt another person).
  • Verbal (threatening statements, teasing, name calling, or put downs).
  • Indirect (spreading rumors, falsely accusing another person, intimidation through gestures, social exclusion,  cyber-bullying).


Successful enforcement of anti-bullying policy and bullying prevention requires a collaborative effort among the school, students, and parents.

Staff will do the following things to prevent bullying and help students feel safe at school:

  • Closely supervise student in all area of the building to watch for warning signs of bullying -and stop it when it happens.
  • Respond quickly and sensitively to bullying reports.
  • Take parental concerns about bullying seriously and inform/provide  parents with incident reporting form.
  • Implement bullying reporting/investigating protocol involving all of the impacted individuals including parents.
  • Document interventions and outcome of investigation.
  • As appropriate, utilize restorative practices to repair harm. 
  • Assign consequences for bullying

Students will do the following things to prevent bullying:

  • Treat each other respectfully.
  • Be an “upstander” and intervene when observing incidents of bullying.
  • Use incident reporting form to report bullying.
  • Serve as a model to peers.

Parents can help by doing the following to prevent bullying: 

  • Recognize the warning signs a child may be involved in bullying.
  • Understand what is bullying and what it is not  based on the definitions provided above.
  • Talk to the child about bullying to encourage open communication.
  • If it has been determined the child has either been bullied or witnessed bullying parents can do the following:

Harassment and Discrimination

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Descargue el Reporte de Discriminación y Acoso en Español


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