Bullying is an issue that we take very seriously. Our board policy deﬁnes bullying as an intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act or series of acts directed at another student or group, which is severe, persistent or pervasive.
Behavior is clearly bullying when
Cyber Harassment of a Child
On July 10, 2015, Governor Wolf signed Act 26 of 2015 into law, resulting in the creation of a new crime:
It is important for students and parents to realize that cyberbullying behaviors can now be criminally charged as a misdemeanor offense under this new law.
Parents should discuss household rules about online activity with their children, and remind them not to engage in mean, harmful messages about or to others.
Students should report bullying, harassment, hazing, or threats to a teacher, guidance counselor or building administrator.
More information on how to prevent bullying can be found at the national Stop Bullying website.
Additionally, Accredited Schools Online has recently released their Bullying Awareness Guidebook, which is available at the following link:
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