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What is Bullying?

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.

The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.

In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:

  • An Imbalance of Power: Kids 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 in different situations, even if they involve the same people.

  • Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.


Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

Safety Reporting

USD 403 Otis-Bison offers both an online reporting form and mobile app for safely reporting a bully and other incidents.

Reports can be made anonymously.

To report an incident online, click the link below:

Safe2SpeakUp Anonymous Bully Report

To get started with the Mobile App:

Android Users Click This Link: Safe2SpeakUP for Android

iOS Users Click This Link: Safe2SpeakUP for iOS


Chromebook Users Click This Link: Safe2SpeakUP for Chrome

Students will use their school issued email address (ending in as their login and the password given to them by their seminar teacher or the school counselor.

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