Bullying and Harassment Information
More Information and resources are available below:
- What is Bullying?
- How To Report Bullying & Harassment
- Bullying Prevention
- What To Do If You Are Bullied or Harassed
What is Bullying?
How To Report Bullying & Harassment
Students and parents are encouraged to report bullying/harassment to an administrator as soon as possible.
Please complete a VVUHSD Bullying and Harassment Complaint Form and turn it into your site administrator. The Bullying/Harassment complaint Form is available in English and Spanish.
The VVUHSD Bullying and Harassment Complaint Form is available at all school sites, HERE, and is also available for download at the bottom of this page. This form allows students and parents to detail what has happened so an administrator can begin an investigation.
Administrators then complete a Bullying/Harassment Investigation Form which lists information gathered from their investigation. A letter is then sent to the parent of the alleged target of the bullying/harassment with the findings of the investigation.
If a parent is not satisfied with the outcome they can file a District level Bullying/Harassment Complaint (available at the Office of Student Services- 16350 Mojave Drive, Victorville, CA 92395) at which time Student Services investigates and sends the parent a letter with the findings of the investigation.
We also have the VVUHSD Tip Line available on the Web Page, where anyone can report bullying/harassment (or anything else) anonymously.
If an allegation of bullying is reported to a teacher or other staff member, they must notify administration of the allegation.
If a staff member witnesses bullying/harassment they shall intervene immediately to stop the behavior (when safe to do so) and notify an administrator.
- School-wide assemblies presented by staff, outside consultants, and SRO’s
- PBIS expectation assemblies and kindness days focusing on RESPECT
- Small group counseling lessons on bullying, self-esteem, mindset, and social skills
- Silent Mentoring
- Boys & Girls Empowerment
- Parent Workshops- Defining Bullying/Harassment, How to Report, Cyberbullying, etc
- Community Discussion on School Safety, Connectedness, and Bullying Prevention
- Link Crew discussions/activities
- Attendance at Bullying Prevention Conferences
- VVUHSD Mental Health Clinicians
- Inclusion Activities
- Celebrating Differences
To see all the positive things VVUHSD is doing to prevent bullying and promote empathy, reach out to your site administration or follow their social media feeds.
What To Do If You Are Bullied or Harassed
Expect Respect & Stop Walk Talk
If someone bullies, harasses, or is disrespectful toward you, do the following:
STOP - Ask the person to STOP
WALK - Walk away
TALK - If the person does not stop, tell an adult
If you witness bullying or harassment, do the following:
Ask the perpetrator to STOP
Ask the person who was being bullied/harassed to go with you, and leave the area
Comfort the person by saying, "I'm sorry that happened to you."
If the perpetrator does not stop, tell an adult
If YOU are asked to stop, do the following:
STOP what you're doing, even if you don't think you're doing anything wrong
Take a deep breath and remind yourself "it's no big deal if I stop now."
Say "OK" to the person who asked you to stop and walk away