The administration, faculty, and staff of Portland Middle School are dedicated and committed to providing students with a safe, caring, and supportive school environment.  We have developed a new online reporting system to help confront the issue of bullying.  Our newly developed school-wide anonymous reporting system will be another tool to help stop bullying in our building. This system will allow students, parents, and any community member to anonymously report bullying through a link on our Middle School website.   It will give bystanders (students witnessing bullying but unsure what to do about it) and targets (victims of bullying) the chance to report bullying without fear of repercussions.

Definition
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. (Olweus, 1986, 1993)

Characteristics of Bullying

1. The behavior is aggressive or malicious.

2. It is repeated and goes on over time.

3. It occurs in an interpersonal relationship which is characterized by a certain imbalance in strength or power.

Types of Bullying

1. Physical: Hitting, kicking or any other physical aggression.

2. Verbal: Teasing, name-calling, put-downs, or other behavior that is hurtful in nature.

3. Emotional or Exclusion: Starting rumors or forming groups that target or isolate other students. 

4. Cyber: Using electronic device mediums such as, but not limited to computers and cell phones, to bully (bullying defined above) others through methods such as posting comments, statements, or pictures on blogs or websites, text messaging, instant messaging, and email.

Thank you for visiting the Portland Middle School anonymous bullying form. Please complete the form below and click the submit button at the bottom of the page. The information will be sent to Mr. Martin or Mr. Marsh.
Name of person being bullied: *
When did this event happen? *
Name of bully: *
Reporter's Name (optional)
Reporter is a:




Type of bullying (select all that apply): *




Description of events (please be specific): *
Did you witness the incident(s)? *
List any other possible witnesses to the events described above: