Henryetta schools are joining in the national STOMP Out Bullying™ effort as part of National Bullying Prevention Month.
bully logoSchool superintendent Dwayne Noble said the goal is to encourage communities to work together to stop Bullying and Cyber-bullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages.
He pointed out there are three types of bullying: Verbal, Social and Physical.
“Verbal bullying is is saying or writing mean things including:
* Teasing
* Name-calling
* Inappropriate sexual comments
* Taunting
* Threatening to cause harm
“Social Bullying is sometimes referred to as relational bullying, involves hurting someones reputation or relationships and includes:
*Leaving someone out on purpose
*Telling other children not to be friends with someone
* Spreading rumors about someone
*Embarrassing someone in public
“Physical bulling involves hurting a persons body or possessions and covers:
*Taking or breaking someones things
*Making mean or rude hand gestures.”
Cyber-bullying, is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyber-bullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyber-bullying includes ending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyber-bullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behavior.
The most common places where cyber-bullying occurs are:
* Social Media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter
* SMS (Short Message Service) also know as Text Message sent through devices
* Instant Message (via devices, email provider services, apps, and social media 
 messaging features)
* Email
“We are encouraging all parents and students to join together and make our school system a safe and supportive place,” he added.