What is Bullying?
1) 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
2) To be sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to create an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student.
What Bullying is not?
Bullying does not include normal childhood behavior such as sibling rivalry or one-on-one fighting of siblings or peers with competing claims. Nor does it include acts of impulsive aggression-in other words, aggression that is a spontaneous, indiscriminate striking out, with no intended target.
Bullying does not include criminal activities that may have begun as a conflict and escalated.
Source:Excerpts from The Bully the Bullied, and the Bystander, Barbara Coloroso © 2002 www.kidsareworthit.com kids are worth it, inc. 800.729.1588 . fax 303.972.1204
The Birdville ISD community may report bullying through:
Tips reported directly to a school administrator, teacher or officer will not be eligible for reward.