Definition of Bullying according to stopbullying.gov:
"Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
LPS Bullying Hotline: To report any incidences of bullying please call 583-8372 and select 0 (zero) to leave a message. Please be as specific as possible, leaving your contact information (name and phone number) for investigative purposes.
Bullying is a very serious issue that requires our attention. As indicated by our discipline data, Ludlow does not have widespread instances of bullying. However, we feel strongly, one case is one too many. The links below provide excellent resources on the topic of bullying. We encourage you to explore and read each of them.
LPS Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan
LPS Bullying Policy & Bullying Incident Reporting Form
Bullying Guide for Parents
Bullying Fact Sheet
Bullying Prevention Guide
LPS Anti-Bullying Forum Presentation (Keynote Address-May 3, 2010)
This video was created by Mrs. Lewison's 3rd grade students in May 2012.
Anti Bullying Chapin from Ludlow Public Schools on Vimeo.
Additional Resources (websites)
StopBullying.gov- This site provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
Pacer Center's Kids Against Bullying- An interactive, creative and relevant bullying prevention web site created for and by kidss to raise awareness of bullying prevention in elementary schools.
Pacer Center's Teens Against Bullying- Created by and for teens, it's a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to join an important movement to stamp out bullying.