42 ASB Middle School Handbook
Bullying is a form of harassment. It is improper behavior by one or more students directed at
another student, is offensive and interferes with the student’s well-being. It includes teasing,
name-calling, threats, unwanted physical contact or violence, often on a repeated basis, which
demeans, belittles, humiliates or frightens the other student. It can take place in and out of
the classroom and even outside of school.
Neither the school’s network nor the internet (whether accessed on or off campus, either
during or after school hours) may be used for the purpose of harassment. All forms of
harassment in cyberspace, or cyber bullying are unacceptable. Cyberbullying includes,
but is not limited to, the following misuses of technology: harassing, teasing, intimidating,
threatening or terrorizing another person by sending or posting inappropriate and hurtful
email messages, instant messages, text messages, digital pictures or images or website
postings (including blogs).
Choice: Act in an improper or inappropriate way towards someone. Consequence:
Harassment and/or bullying of a student or staff member of ASB by a student or group of
students is considered a serious violation of school rules and will result in any or all of the
disciplinary consequences outlined at the end of the section.
The American School of Bombay maintains a smoke-free environment. Therefore, smoking
is prohibited at all times by the staff, students and adults on the school campus, at school
events and on school-sponsored trips.
Any infraction by a student of the rules regarding the possession or use of tobacco as outlined
above may result in the following:
• A Values Learning Process.
• Suspension from school for one day.
• Continuation of a Values Learning Process.
• Suspension from school for three days.
• Further continuation of a Values Learning Process.
• Further disciplinary measures including suspension and possible expulsion.
Alcohol and Drugs
The American School of Bombay is located in an environment where the penalties for drug
use can be severe. Furthermore, ASB recognizes its responsibility to provide an environment
for its students that is conducive to learning. Therefore, the use or possession of either illegal
drugs or dangerous weapons on or off campus will not be tolerated. Theft and the carrying or
use of dangerous weapons will likewise not be tolerated.