Bullying and Discipline
What Is Bullying?
Most kids have been teased by a sibling or a friend at some point. And it's not usually harmful when done in a playful, friendly, and mutual way, and both kids find it funny. But when teasing becomes hurtful, unkind, and constant, it crosses the line into bullying and needs to stop.
Bullying is intentional tormenting in physical, verbal, or psychological ways. It can range from hitting, shoving, name-calling, threats, and mocking to extorting money and treasured possessions. Some kids bully by shunning others and spreading rumors about them. Others use email, chat rooms, instant messages, social networking websites, and text messages to taunt others or hurt their feelings http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/bullies.html
The coaches will be working much more closely with the Discipline Committee to ensure that a positive atmosphere exists at the boathouse, on the water and at regattas. To achieve this goal, the following behaviours will not be tolerated:
- Foul language at any time.
- Bullying or intimidating behaviour towards other athletes. (see Bullying Policy)
- Insubordinate behaviour towards the coaches.
- Physical, verbal or sexual harassment by males or females.