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Complaint Form

Question 1. COMPLAINT FORM: Electronic Submission


1 out of 4 kids is Bullied
 • 9 out of 10 LGBT students experienced harassment at school
 • 1 out of 5 kids admits to being a bully or doing some "Bullying"
 • As many as 160,000 students may stay home on any given day because they're afraid of their bullies and/or they just can't take the pain anymore
 • 43% of students fear harassment in the bathroom at school
 • 80% of the time, an argument with a bully will end up in a physical fight
 • Playground statistics -
     Every 7 minutes a child is bullied
     Adult intervention - 4%
     Peer intervention - 11%
     No intervention - 85%
 • 35% of kids have been threatened online
 • 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online
 • 53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online
 • 58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online

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 Put an End to Student Violence, Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying!

The Governing Board of the Florence Unified School District believes it is the right of every student to be educated in a positive, safe, caring, and respectful learning environment.  The Governing Board further believes a school environment that is inclusive of these traits maximizes student achievement, fosters student personal growth, and helps a student build a sense of community that promotes positive participation as citizens in society.

Bullying in ANY form will NOT be tolerated!

Click Here to Read the Governing Board Policy About Bullying.

What is Bullying?

At first glance, this seems like a simple question, but bullying is not so simply defined. Peer Conflict is a normal part of growing up, and learning to cope with normal peer conflict in an appropriate manner is an important part of child development. But where is the line? At what point does a shove in the hallway, a mean-spirited comment or a practical joke cross the line between "normal" and bullying?

The difference can be summed up in terms of intent and frequency.

Hover over the terms below for the definition of each:

Differences between Normal Peer Conflict and Bullying

Normal Peer Conflict:


Equal power of friends

Imbalance of power; not friends

Happens occasionally

Repeated negative actions

Generally not serious

Purposeful, serious, with threat of physical or emotional harm

Equal emotional reaction

Strong emotional reaction from victim; little or no emotional reaction from bully

Not seeking power or attention

Seeking power, control, or material things

Generally not trying to get something

May attempt to gain material things or power

Remorse – will take responsibility

No remorse; blames victim

Effort to solve problem

No effort to solve problem