What is bullying?
-Legal Definition:Bullying occurs when a student or group of students engages in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that occurs on school property, at a school-sponored or school-related activity, or in a vehicle operated by the District. (Sheldon ISD District Policy FFI Local)
-Bullying is when someone keeps doing and saying things to have power over another person. (www.itsuptoyou.org)
- A bully is a bucket dipper. A bucket dipper is someone who says or does mean things that makes others feel mad or sad. They take away someone's good thoughts and good feelings about themselves.
Examples of Bullying:
-Teasing or name calling
-Stealing or damaging things
-Destruction of Property
-Leaving others out
-Making them do things
-Playing mean tricks
References: Dr. Brad Schwall - Cool Kids and Sunburst Visual Media
Procedures for Reporting Allegations of Bullying
The district prohibits bullying on school property, at school-sponsored or school-related activities, or in any vehicle operated by the district. Bullying may be verbal or written expression or expression through electronic means, or physical conduct. Bullying is not tolerated by the district and any student or parent of a student who believes that the student or another student has experienced bullying or that a student has engaged in bullying is encouraged to immediately report the incident. Retaliation against anyone involved in the complaint process is a violation of district policy and is prohibited.
Students or parents may report an alleged incident of bullying, orally or in writing, to a teacher, counselor, principal or other district employee. Students or parents may contact the campus to obtain an incident report form that may be used to submit the complaint.
Please note that after submission of the complaint to the district employee, the district may assign the complaint to a campus administrator to follow up on the submitted complaint and any other important matters pertaining to the complaint. We encourage you to communicate with your designated campus administrator during this time.
More information about the district’s bullying policy can be found at http://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Download/601?filename=FFI(LOCAL).pdf or the campus administration office.