Marymount College is a place of belonging where each person has the right to feel safe and comfortable at all times and the responsibility to make it happen, and so, we seek to live justly, building a community of compassion and reconciliation through the love that Jesus taught us.
What is Harassment?
Harassment is any repeated action which threatens, hurts, frightens, embarrasses or humiliates a person. Some examples are:
fighting, pushing, shoving, gestures
picking on others
threats to get people
name calling, put downs
offensive language, notes or graffiti about others
repeatedly teasing, making fun of others
spreading stories about someone or their family
intimidating anyone or their family by nuisance actions eg. telephone calls.
Other Forms of Harassment
calling a person names or saying unpleasant comments because of their culture, background or language
telling jokes or showing offensive material that is degrading to a person of a different racial background
deliberately excluding others because of their race.
Sexual touching or brushing against someone when you’ve been asked to stop unwelcome staring, whistling, gesturing or making comments about someone’s body, looks or clothes writing and/or distributing rude/unpleasant notes about someone telling jokes or showing reading material/ pictures that are offensive making comments about someone’s sexuality.
touching or brushing against someone when you’ve been asked to stop
unwelcome staring, whistling, gesturing or making comments about someone’s body, looks or clothes
writing and/or distributing rude/unpleasant notes about someone
telling jokes or showing reading material/ pictures that are offensive
making comments about someone’s sexuality.
Using any communication or online device to send or post harmful or cruel text, images and /or video.
This includes but may not be limited to:
Online: websites, blogs, social networking posts, guest books, porn posts,
profiles, directories, e-mail, SPAM
Devices: mobile/smart phones, text messaging devices, Laptops, iPad.
Cyber Bullying may not be limited to events occurring externally or from a public location. In situations where conflict enters the school, formal communication between students and parents will take place.
Harassment can occur:
from a student to a staff member
from a staff member to a student
between staff members
from a parent to a staff member.
Why You Should Report Any Forms of Harassment
You have the right to be treated as a worthwhile and important person.
You have the right to come to school feeling happy, secure and comfortable.
Students who harass others prevent them from achieving their best.
Marymount College is a school where all have equal rights, opportunities and responsibilities.