Labeling Is Dangerous!

At Grove School we do not label a student as a bully, we label behaviors as bullying. We do not label a person as a bully since this amounts little more than name calling. Many students may commit a bullying behavior at some point in time, but very few will repeat the behavior and fall into the bullying pattern.
Anytime your child reports to you that they are being bullied, or witnessed someone else being bullied you or your child must report the incident to one of the following:
  • A teacher
  • The school counselor
  • The school nurse
  • A school administrator
On the right are links to several forms you can download to help you report bullying; give them to the counselor, a teacher, principal, or superintendent. Included in the list is a sample letter template to help in reporting the incident to the school.

If you are unable to visit the school directly, the forms my be faxed to 405-273-2541, or you may contact the school directly by calling 405-275-7435.


Possible Signs That Your Child Is Being Bullied Include:
  • Unexplained bruises
  • Unexplained tears in clothes
  • Grades start dropping suddenly
  • Unexplainable loss of property or money
  • Uncharacteristic outbursts of temper
  • Symptoms of anxiety
  • Loss of appetite
  • Drop in school attendance
  • Social withdrawal
  • Depression
  • Increasing combativeness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  1. Teach your children to solve problems and end disagreements without violence. Remember children emulate what they see on TV and movies, and they learn behaviors from watching parents.
  2. Give your children positive feedback for good behavior to help build their self-esteem. Give them opportunities to think on their own and genuinely be successful so they can build self-confidence and be able to stand up for themselves.
  3. Take time to talk with your children about their day. Ask open ended questions and listen to them tell about their day, classmates, and any problems they might have.
  4. Many bullying victims are embarrassed to admit that they have been bullied. Often you may only have a brief chance to step in to help.
  5. If you witness bullying, stop it instantly, even if your child is the bully. Don’t attack the bully (verbally or physically) they are usually used to being treated harshly and this type of treatment will have no effect on the bully.
  6. Don’t bully your children, or let them see you bully others.
  7. Encourage your child to help others that might need help.