In an ongoing effort to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students, Springwoods Elementary uses the Olweus bullying prevention program.
Prince William County Schools Regulation 733.01-1 defines bullying as follows:
Bully/victim violence occurs whenever a student intentionally, repeatedly, and over time inflicts or threatens to inflict physical or emotional injury or discomfort on another’s body, feelings, or possessions.
A person is being bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more persons. Bullying behaviors include actions which cause the physical, verbal or emotional abuse of others and shall not be tolerated. Taunts, threats, insults, gossip, humiliation, teasing, pushing, tripping, and hitting are all considered bullying behaviors.
In September all students are introduced to the program and sign this pledge:
Bullying is Not Accepted at Springwoods Elementary School