Change to Chill - CIHS utilizes resources provided by Change to Chill. Change to Chill is a free, award-winning, mental well-being resource offered by a subdivision of Allina Health. Their interactive website is tailored to both teens and the adults who work with them. Change to Chill helps teens become more aware of the things that stress them out and equips them with relevant tools and resources to better manage stress and anxiety, so they can live happier, more resilient lives. Change to Chill provides online and printable tools and resources that help teens become more aware of what stress is, what causes it and how to manage it. Change to Chill also provides resources for parents, educators and adults to positively impact the mental health of someone they care about.
Reporting Bullying Guidelines - At CIHS, we take bullying very seriously and want every student, every day to feel safe and prepared to learn.
Bullying defined: Bullying is when someone hurts or scares another person repeatedly. The behavior is never appropriate and is intentional. This repeated and hurtful act includes: name-calling, inflicting physical pain, exclusion, public humiliation, hurtful pranks and defacing one's property. Bullying involves an imbalance of power.
The innocent one being bullied feels alone, depressed and scared and feels they have nowhere to turn.
- Calling someone hurtful and derogatory names
- Spreading lies and bad rumors about someone
- Being mean and teasing someone
- Hitting, punching, shoving, spitting and physically hurting someone
- Social exclusion or isolation ... not including someone is a group
- Getting certain individuals to "gang up" on others
- Having money or other things taken or damaged
- Being threatened or being forced to do things
Bullying also can happen online or electronically. Cyberbullying is when kids or teens bully each other using the Internet, mobile phones or other cyber technology. This can include:
- Sending mean text, e-mail, or instant messages
- Posting nasty pictures or messages about others in blogs or on Web sites
- Using someone else's user name to spread rumors or lies about someone
- Stealing someone's password and spreading rumors about someone else making it seem like that person is the Cyberbully
Forms of Bullying - It's not always easy to determine bullying behavior. How do you know if you're the victim of good-natured ribbing or bullying? Hostility and aggression directed towards a victim who is physically or emotionally weaker than the bully are more obvious signs of bullying. This behavior causes pain and distress for the victim.
Physical Bullying is the most obvious form of intimidation and can consist of kicking, hitting, biting, pinching, hair pulling, and making threats. A bully may threaten to punch you if you don't give up your money, your lunch, etc.
Verbal Bullying often accompanies physical behavior. This can include name calling, spreading rumors, and persistent teasing.
Emotional Intimidation is closely related to these two types of bullying. A bully may deliberately exclude you from a group activity such as a party or school outing.
Racist Bullying can take many forms: making racial slurs, spray painting graffiti, mocking the victim's cultural customs, and making offensive gestures.
Sexual Bullying is unwanted physical contact or abusive comments.
Cyberbullying is one or a group of kids or teens using electronic means via computers and mobile phones (emails, Web sites, chat rooms, instant messaging and texting) to torment, threaten, harass, humiliate, embarrass or target another kid or teen.
Who to report bullying to:
· Other school staff
What to do when you see bullying occur:
- Reporting bullying is the responsible thing to do!
- Ignoring or not reporting bullying is encouraging bullying behavior
- Bullying can be reported anonymously through the use of the online reporting form.
- The names of the reporters will remain confidential.
- School Administrators should be notified immediately of any bullying that is witnessed or reported.
- Parents or Guardians may report bullying through our online form, or directly to CIHS Staff.
CIHS Staff will be responsible for investigating reports of bullying within 10 school days. In the event that bullying has occurred, the administration will follow appropriate student discipline procedures.
Vaping Education - In 2019-20 CIHS implemented and anti-vaping, anti-tobacco program. This program provides educational training for students caught with vaping/tobacco devices at CIHS regarding the dangers of vaping and tobacco us. To learn more read this document.