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    The Bertie County Board of Education is committed to providing a nondiscriminatory environment that is conducive to learning and provides every student and employee in the school system with a safe and orderly learning/working environment. 



     BULLYING is any (repeated) pattern of gestures, written, electronic, or verbal communications, OR any physical act or threatening communication that takes place on school property, that:

     1) Places a student or school employee in actual and reasonable fear of harm to his or her person, or damage to his or her property; OR

    2) Creates, or is certain to create, a hostile environment by substantially interfering with OR impairing a student's educational performance, opportunities or benefits.

    • A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT means that the victim subjectively views the conduct as bullying, AND
    • The conduct is objectively severe or pervasive enough that a reasonable person would agree that it is bullying.



    • Tell someone you trust about it. (Or, if it is easier for you, write that person a note instead.) People you might want to tell are parents, teachers, principals, etc.
    • If the person you told cannot help you or does not do anything, FIND SOMEONE ELSE!
    • Never keep being bullied a secret.
    • Try not to let the bully see you upset.
    • Avoid areas where the bully feels comfortable picking on you (for example, places where teachers cannot see you).
    • Try to surround yourself with friends and people who will stand up for you.



    • Bullying takes at least two people -- the bully and the victim.
    • Bullies enjoy feeling strong and superior.
    • Bullies enjoy having power over others.
    • Bullies like to create chaos and confusion in the school.
    • Bullies show no respect for others.
    • Bullies use their power to hurt other people.