"Bullying transcends childish acts such as teasing, rough housing or joking around. It can be a dangerous activity with devastating physical and psychological effects. It’s a prominent risk factor for substance abuse and addiction, but the person being bullied isn’t the only one at risk."
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PUPIL SAFETY AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION: The Dover School Board is committed to providing all pupils a safe school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with respect. Dover School District Policy JICK is intended to comply with RSA 193-F, which specifically identifies "bullying" as a form of pupil harassment. Conduct constituting bullying will not be tolerated and is prohibited by policy JICK, in accordance with RSA 193-F.