Overton Independent School District

Bully Free

Over 5.7 million youth in the United States areestimated to be involved in bullying as either a bully, a target of bullying,or both. The one day camp is designed to give youth the tools to TAKE ASTAND AGAINST BULLYING, build self-esteem and feel empowered.


What is Bullying

Aggressive behavior may be bullyingdepending on what happened, how often it happens and who it happens to. Findout what bullying is and what the different types are. You can also learn moreabout other topics related to bullying.


Bullying is unwanted, aggressivebehavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived powerimbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, overtime. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors,attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group onpurpose.

The RolesKids Play

There are many roles that kids canplay. Kids can bully others, they can be bullied, or they may witness bullying.When kids are involved in bullying, they often play more than one role. It isimportant to understand the multiple roles kids play in order to effectivelyprevent and respond to bullying.


There are many other types ofaggressive behavior that don’t fit the definition of bullying. This does notmean that they are any less serious or require less attention than bullying.Rather, these behaviors require different prevention and response strategies.


Cyberbullying happens when kids bullyeach other through electronic technology. Find out why cyberbullying isdifferent from traditional bullying, what you can do to prevent it, and how youcan report it when it happens.

What isCyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is bullying that takesplace using electronic technology. Examples of cyberbullying include mean textmessages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites,and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.


Parents and kids can preventcyberbullying. Together, they can explore safe ways to use technology.


When cyberbullying happens, it isimportant to document and report the behavior so it can be addressed.

Bullying Awareness  click on blue Bullying Awareness to access K12's newsletter for October