What is Bullying?
To cause physical harm to a student, damaging a student’s property or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm or actions resulting in an intimidating, threatening or abusive environment for a student.
Engaging in written or oral expression or physical conduct that Fort Worth ISD determines:
- to 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; or
- to be sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive environment for a student.
Harassment of a student is defined as physical, verbal or nonverbal conduct based on the student's race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or any other basis prohibited by law that is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that the conduct:
- Affects a student's ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program or activity, or creates an intimidating, threatening, hostile or offensive educational environment;
- Has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with the student's academic performance; or
- Otherwise adversely affects the student's educational opportunities.
Schools, parents and students must work together to address bullying.
During the month of October, campuses highlighted this topic with information to staff, students and parents. Check out our implementation guide for prevention ideas.
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