The purpose of this policy is to prevent the harassment or intimidation of any person due to race, religious beliefs, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disabilities, political beliefs, appearance, age, and marital or family status. This policy applies to students, parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff.
Harassment is a repetition of words, actions or gestures of a derogatory or vexatious nature that concern a person or a group of persons, this also includes cyber bullying. This is particularly the case when such behavior seems to hurt the person’s dignity, their physical or psychological integrity. The conduct in question does not need to be intentional to be considered as harassment. It can occur in or out of the school establishment or in connection with an activity organized by the School.
Harassment will not be tolerated under any circumstance within the life of the institution. Any complaint in this regard will bring an investigation or an appropriate disciplinary action.
École Socrates-Démosthène is committed to protecting the rights of the plaintiffs as well as those who are implicated in all cases that are brought to its attention. This policy implies the confidentiality regarding the identity of all parties, as well as the circumstances linked to the complaint and any taken measures to address the issue.
Therefore, the School implicitly says that courtesy, tolerance and education are the best ways to prevent differences of this nature.
If anyone considers being a victim of one form or another of harassment, they should report the incident immediately.
1. If you are harassed or intimidated:
a) If deemed appropriate, let the offender/harasser know that their behavior is unwelcome and ask them to stop.
b) Note significant details surrounding the incident: dates, times, places, witnesses, documents and your reaction. It is not necessary to record everything but the true story of the events can be very useful.
c) If you do not want to directly confront the harasser, or if the approach does not lead to anything, then you should complain to your teacher about the situation.
2. Processing of the complaint: