Measures to Prevent Bullying
Fundamental Policy for the Prevention of Bullying
The MHS is a small school. We teach our students the importance of cooperating with and helping one another every day, and of building friendships.
“Bullying is absolutely impermissible. You mustn’t pretend to not see it.” This is our mantra for bullying prevention. The entire school will continue to work to create an environment in which students can immediately talk to an adult if they see or hear instances of bullying.
Measures to Prevent Bullying: The Stance of MHS
Bullying Countermeasure Committee Members
Student Guidance Division, Protective Care Instructors
Increase students’ awareness in homeroom, through the implementation of comprehensive study, holding lecture meetings, and by other means.
Early Detection Measures
Talk with students and parents/guardians. Have students fill out questionnaires.
…If an instance of bullying is recognized…
Hearings are conducted primarily by the supervising teacher and Bullying Countermeasure Committee Members with both the victim and aggressor.
Efforts will be made to understand the situation correctly, and measures to handle the situation shall be considered. Reports shall be made to parents, guardians and administrative staff as necessary.
*Continual protection and care for the student victimized.
*Continual oversight and guidance for the transgressing student.
Handling of Severe Cases
A Countermeasure Committee will be established consisting of the student’s primary teacher, Bullying Countermeasure Committee Members and administrative staff. Measures will be considered.
*Secure total safety for the victim. Provide close support from multiple teachers.
Provide reporting and care to the victim student’s parents or guardians.
*Provide guidance for the transgressing student, as well as impose punishments including disciplinary action and suspension. Consult and report to the police based on the situation.
Make contact with and provide care for extracurricular students’ parents or guardians.
*Make requests to specialists (school counselors or other clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, etc. and provide care not only to the student in question, but to surrounding students as well.
*Reporting made to the university (Faculty Chair, Educational Management Director, Bureau Director, General Affairs Section, General Managers) and to the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.