What is Cyberbullying?
Bully Free Environment
- Bullying is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.
- If a bully bothers you, it’s O.K. to stand up for yourself, walk away, or ask a friend or an elective member for help.
- Responding to bullying by fighting back doesn’t usually work—and may make matters worse. Violence encourages more violence and fails to solve problems.
- It is important to report bullying when you see it and when you hear about it. Telling is not snitching or tattling.
- Bullying does not have to happen. Working together with adults and peers, there are specific things you can do to prevent and stop bullying.
Habbo Intelligence Agency has a ZERO TOLERANCE towards bullying. Thus, we have decided to take this step to create this form to report bullys. This form will be managed by the Humane Resources Unit. Please remember that when you're reporting persons to be sure to include AS MUCH information as possible. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Human Resources Unit.
What can you do?
When YOU see or hear bullying . . .
- Intervene immediately. When you do nothing, you send the message that bullying is acceptable. If you ignore or minimize the problem, victims will not believe that electives, Directorates and Founders understand or care, or that they can help. If you don’t intervene, children won’t either.
- Intervene even if you’re not sure it’s bullying. Observing other HIA members actions and words will help you determine if bullying is occurring. Even if it’s not, aggressive behaviors need to be stopped.
- Respond firmly but appropriately. Remain calm, but convey the seriousness of the situation. Announce that the bullying must stop. Describe the behavior you observed and why it is unacceptable and report it!
- Get help if needed. Ask another member, elective etc to assist!
- Do not respond aggressively. Using aggressive behavior sends the wrong message that this is a good way to solve problems. It may also prompt a bully or a bystander to increase his or her bullying behavior or become aggressive toward you.
- Avoid lecturing the bully in front of his or her peers. Your goal is to end the behavior, not humiliate or shame the bully. Rather than serving as a deterrent, lecturing and scolding often provide the bully with attention that he or she finds rewarding. A private message does wonders!
- Don’t impose immediate consequences. Allow yourself time to consider the incident and obtain any clarifying information—then decide the best course of action.
- Stick around. Remain in the area until you are sure the behavior has stopped.