Bullying includes cyber-bullying. (See below) This state law on bullying prevention conduct is considered bullying if it applies to:
1. Bullying that occurs on or is delivered to school property or to the site of a school- sponsored or school-related activity on or off school property; Exploits an imbalance of power between the student perpetrator who is engaging in bullying and the student victim through written or verbal expression or physical conduct
2. Bullying that occurs on a publicly or privately owned school bus or vehicle being used for transportation of students to or from school or a school-sponsored or school-related activity; and Interferes with a student’s education or substantially disrupts the operation of a school. 3. Cyber-bullying that occurs off school property or outside of a school-sponsored or school related activity if the cyber-bullying interferes with a student’s educational opportunities or substantially disrupts the orderly operation of a classroom, school, or school-sponsored or school-related activity.
Cyber-Bullying is defined by Section 37.0832 of the Education Code as bullying that is done through the use of any electronic communication device, including through the use of a cellular or other type of telephone, a computer, a camera, electronic mail, instant messaging, text messaging, a social media application, an Internet website, or any other Internet-based communication tool.