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Bullying and Harassment

A Community of Kindness

A Community of Kindness

The culture of Chrysalis is one of respect and kindness and we strive for this on all levels. We believe that students have the right to come to school and know that they will be safe to be themselves. We teach our students to value themselves, each other, their teachers, and the larger global community around them. We teach the value of positive encouragement and good teamwork. We support our students in effective conflict resolution and communication to overcome problems. Because of this, we take bullying very seriously.
Chrysalis Charter School will not tolerate behavior that infringes on the safety or well-being of any student. A student shall not intimidate, harass, bully, or discriminate against another student through words or actions, on or off campus. Such behavior includes: direct physical contact, verbal assaults, social isolation or manipulation, and/or cyberbullying.

What is Bullying?

Bullying is an unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves an imbalance of real or perceived power between individuals with the intent to cause harm. Students who are the targets of bullying behavior and those who exhibit bullying behavior toward others may suffer serious, lasting consequences. In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must include:
  • Deliberate Act: To cause emotional or physical harm to another individual.
        • An Imbalance of Power: Those who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others.
               Power imbalances can change over time and vary in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
  • Repetition: Bullying behaviors that display more than one time or have the potential to happen more than once.

Reporting Bullying

If you think a child is being bullied
  • Report the bullying to any school employee either verbally or through the STOP!T App.
  • Complaints of bullying will be investigated and resolved by Chrysalis Administrators.
  • In order to better investigate an incident of bullying a parent or student may be asked to fill our Bullying, Harrassment and Inappropriate Behavior Form linked here.
  • When a student is reported to be engaging in bullying off-campus, we will investigate and document the activity and identify specific facts or circumstances that explain the
          impact or potential impact on school activity, school attendance, or the targeted student's educational performance.
  • When the circumstances involve cyberbullying, individuals are encouraged to save and print any electronic or digital messages that they feel constitutes cyber-bullying and to
          report it to a teacher, school administrator so that the matter can be investigated.

We are excited to inform you that Chrysalis has launched the STOPit app!

STOPit! is an online reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying and cyber abuse, consisting of an app and a back-end incident management system for school administrators.

This app will empower students to stand up for themselves and for one another. Students will have the power to help put an end to harmful and inappropriate behavior they see online through social media and other means. 


STOPit empowers students and parents with an easy app to safely and anonymously report anything of concern to school officials – from cyberbullying to threats of violence or self-harm. STOPit empowers students to stand up for themselves and others while giving our schools the insight we need to keep students safe.

With STOPit, students can submit anonymous reports containing text, photos, or video. Administrators are then able to manage incidents in a backend management system called DOCUMENTit. DOCUMENTit provides efficient and powerful investigative tools to our staff, including the ability to message with the reporter, which will allow us to address issues instantly.

STOPit does more than just help schools address incidents and mitigate risk. STOPit will also help us go beyond reacting to bullying and inappropriate behavior and instead start deterring it. As young people continue to engage more with technology every day, we are taking a proactive step to empower our students to become Upstanders in our community in the way that they feel most comfortable. We believe our adoption of STOPit is an important step in our continued effort to provide a positive school climate and a safe learning environment for our students.
For a video on how to use STOPit, go to: Student Training Video. The App may be downloaded on Google Play or the Apple Store.