What is Bullying?
Is the willful, conscious intent to hurt and threaten, intimidate, or embarrass someone.
It is when a person is being disrespectful and harmful to other emotionally, mentally, physically, and verbally, it is teasing, frightening, threatening, hurting smaller and weaker people. It is also putting others down.
The CNMI Public School System has gathered resources and other information for parents, students, and the community to be more aware of the effects about the seriousness of Bullying within the CNMI. Please read, witness, and be educated with the following resources below. For more questions please feel free to contact one of the many public schools and offices closest to you.
- Bill for Act H.B. 17-159: Addresing and to Deter Bullying Bill (Unofficial) (.pdf)
- How Can We Create Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Youths in Our Schools? (.pdf)
- In Search for Answers: Anti Bullying – What Should We Know About It? (.pdf)
Creating Safe Spaces: Strategies for Administrators, School Staff and Families
- State Board Policy 60-20-401: Harassment (.pdf)
- State Board Policy 60-20-401: Sexual Harassment of Students (.pdf)
Anti Bullying (a video produced by Hopwood Jr. High Students and Staff)
Types of Anti Bullying (a video produced by Hopwood Jr. High Students and Staff)
Types of Programs Offered
- Peace Builder
- CNMI Youth Advisory Panel
- Teen Talk
- Community Guidance Center and Division of Youth Services