Bullying/Harassment Incident Form
The Watertown Unified School District is committed to making our schools a safe, learning environment. It is the policy of the Watertown Unified School District to provide a working and learning environment free from all forms of harassment including incidents of sexual harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
Bullying is a conscious, willful, and deliberately hostile activity intended to harm, induce fear through the threat of further aggression, and create terror.
The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander
Examples of bullying and disrespectful behavior include, but are not limited to, the following:
Hurting someone physically or threatening to hurt someone
Ganging up on someone
Teasing in a hurtful way or using put-downs
Insulting someone’s race, gender, appearance, socioeconomic status, religion or sexual orientation
Starting or spreading rumors
Purposely excluding someone in a mean way
Stealing or defacing someone’s personal property
Getting another person to assault someone
Threatening someone via written means including electronic communication.
Using digital technologies (cyber-bullying) to generate or repeat hostile or damaging content intended to harm others including but not limited to: e-mail, cell phones, text messages, instant messages, chat rooms, and social media (i.e. My Space, Twitter or Facebook). Cyber-bullying is prohibited and treated the same as all other types of bullying.