Student Guide and Expectations » Bullying and Harassment

Bullying and Harassment


Bullying Concerns

Bullying of any kind is not acceptable in Hawai‘i public schools.  This includes Radford High School.  

  • “Bullying”-any written, verbal, graphic, or physical act that hurts, harms, humiliates or intimidates a student, including those with protected class statuses, that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment.
  • “Cyberbullying”-electronically transmitted acts, including but not limited to those transmitted through the Internet, cell phone, or other wireless hand-held device initiated by one student toward another student or employee of the department that hurts, harms, humiliates, or intimidates the student or employee; and is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive, that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment. Cyberbullying can occur:
  1. On-campus, or other department premises, on department transportation, or during a department-sponsored activity or event on or off school property;
  2. Through a department data system without department authorized communication; or
  3. Through an off-campus computer network, if the conduct impacts the educational environment.

Additionally, cyberbullying may also be based on a person's protected class, including but not limited to, a person's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, physical appearance and characteristics, and socio-economic status. Please review the DOE guidelines on social media and texting abuse here.

Sexual Harassment Concerns

Sexual harassment is unwanted, unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature.  It limits, denies, and interferes with the rights of students to study, work, and play in a school setting.  Under Federal and State laws, schools are required to maintain an educational environment that is free from sexual harassment.  If you feel you are being harassed, follow these steps:

1. Say Stop!

2. Tell an adult

3. Keep Records – write down who, when, where

4. Report any incident to a teacher, administrator, or counselor

Call for information and help:

DOE, Office of the Superintendent

Management Analysis & Compliance Branch

Queen Liliuokalani Building, room 416

1390 Miller Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813  

Phone: 586-3322  FAX: 586-3331

Hawaii Civil Rights Commission

830 Punchbowl St., Room 411, Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 586-8636 FAX: 586-86355

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region X

915 Second Avenue, Room 3310, Seattle, Washington 98174-1099

Phone: (206)553-1930 FAX: (206)553-2610