• Bullying/Cyberbullying Information


    Bullying Definition:  

    A single significant act or a pattern of acts by one or more students directed at another student that exploits an imbalance of power and involves written or verbal expression, including electronic communication, or physical conduct that occurs on or is delivered to school property or to the site of a school-sponsored or school-related activity on or off school property or on a publicly or privately owned school bus or vehicle being used for transportation of students to or from school or a school-sponsored or school-related activity, and that:

    (1) has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or of damage to the student’s property

    (2) is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student

    (3) materially and substantially disrupts the educational process or the orderly operation of a classroom or school

    (4) infringes on the rights of the victim at school, including cyberbullying.

     

    Cyberbullying Definition: 

    Bullying that is done through the use of any electronic communication device, including through the use of a cellular or other type of telephone, a computer, a camera, electronic mail, instant messaging, text messaging, a social media application, an Internet website, or any other Internet based or electronic communication tool and that occurs off school property or outside of a school-sponsored or school-related activity, if the cyberbullying interferes with a student’s educational opportunities or substantially disrupts the orderly operation of a classroom, school, or school-sponsored or school-related activity.

     

    Reporting Procedures: 

    • To obtain assistance and intervention, any student who believes that he or she has experienced bullying or believes that another student has experienced bullying should immediately report the alleged acts to a teacher, counselor, principal or other District employee.

    • The report may be made orally or in written form.

    • The administrator will investigate the allegations, contact the appropriate parents, and produce a written report of the findings. 



     Learn More: Resources

    LISD legal policy regarding bullying

     

    LISD local policy regarding bullying

     

    To read more, click here:  http://www.stopbullying.gov/topics/what_is_bullying/index.html

     

    LISD Anti-Bullying Flyer for parents.

     

    WARNING SIGNS: http://www.stopbullying.gov/topics/warning_signs/index.html

     

    WHAT KIDS CAN DO:  http://www.stopbullying.gov/topics/cyberbullying/young_people/index.html

     

    WHAT PARENTS CAN DO:  http://www.stopbullying.gov/topics/cyberbullying/parents/index.html


     

    After looking through the resources above, if you still feel that your child has been bullied at school, please complete this form:    

    Degan Elementary Report of Possible Bullying Form