What is bullying?
By State law, for an action to be considered bullying, it needs to meet the following definition: "Harassment, intimidation, or bullying means any intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated because of his or her perception of the victim's race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or mental, physical, or sensory handicap or other distinguishing characteristics, when the intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act: - Physically harms a student or damages the student's property; or - Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student's education; or - Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or - Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school."
What can you do?
You can report bullying in three ways: Anonymous, Confidential, or non-Confidential. Anonymous - Make a report through our anonymous tipline through the link on our home page. (This does not guarantee quick follow-up, nor can it cause discipline action, but it alerts us to a possible situation.) Confidential - Fill out the following form, leaving your personal information blank. (This does not guarantee quick action and makes following up with you impossible, nor can it cause discipline action, but it alerts us to a possible situation.) Non-Confidential - Fill out the following form fully, allowing us to follow up with you and investigate more easily.
To make a report:
- Use this Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying Form.
- Use SafeSchools Alert and report via email, web form, text or phone call.
You can also view other resources on harassment, intimidation and bullying at the links to the left.