The Franklin-McKinley School District community recognizes that schools must be physically and emotionally safe for all students in order to promote and support academic achievement, responsible citizenship, and student attendance. The Franklin-McKinley School District will not tolerate behavior that infringes on the safety and emotional well-being of any student or adult. Board Policy 5131.2 affirms that all students and staff have a right to safe and supportive school environments, free from threat, harassment, hazing, discrimination, intimidation, or any type of bullying behavior, including online bullying (cyber bullying).
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines bullying as, “Aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength. Typically, it is repeated over time.”
What is Cyber Bullying?
Cyber Bullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology, which includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets, as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.
Any student or employee who believes he or she has been subject to bullying or harassment has the right to file a complaint (form below) and will receive prompt and thorough investigation of the complaint, including ending the prohibited behavior and restoring the target’s sense of safety and well-being.
CLICK HERE TO REPORT BULLYING
One resource is the website https://www.netsmartz.org/Home. This site is a great place for students and parents to learn about internet safety and digital citizenship on a sage website.
The cyberbullying research center created this fact sheet for Cyberbullying: Identify, respond, prevent
Here are three more links to help parents to get informed and help their students with bullying, technology use, and digital citizenship: