•  Not On Our Watch (NOW)

    Each Pre-K-8 and high school in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District has a NOT ON OUR WATCH (N.O.W) team which is a student-centered anti-bullying program. The goal of the bullying prevention is to decrease prevalence of bullying and promote a safe, warm environment. This can be accomplished at the elementary, middle and high school levels through the use of a prevention model. We are integrating current Humanware/SEL tools that promote social skill building, self-control, critical thinking, decision making and the acceptance of differences.

    What is Bullying?

    Although definitions of bullying vary, most agree that bullying involves:
    Imbalance of Power: people who bully use their power to control or harm, and the people being bullied may have a hard time defending themselves
    Intent to Cause Harm: actions done by accident are not bullying; the person bullying has a goal to cause harm.
    Repetition: incidents of bullying happen to the same person over ns over by the same person or group.
    Types of Bullying
    Bullying can take may forms, Examples include:
    Verbal: name-calling, teasing
    Social: spreading rumors, leaving people out on purpose, breaking up friendships
    Physical: hitting , punching shoving
    Cyberbullying: using the Internet, mobile phones or other digital technologies to harm others