• What is Bullying?

    Bullying
    is defined as written or verbal expression or physical conduct that school personnel determine:

    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

    Crime Stoppers

    The Birdville ISD community may report bullying through:

    • The hotline (817) 469-TIPS(8477)
    • Online at Campus Crime Stoppers
    • Text message tips using the following instructions:
      Text "TIP117 plus your message" to CRIMES(274637)

    Tips reported directly to a school administrator, teacher or officer will not be eligible for reward.