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Bullying

STATE LAW ON BULLYING PREVENTION
 
At School Property/Event: 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.
 
School Bus/Vehicle: 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.
 
Cyber-Bullying: Defined by Section 37.0832 of the Education Code as bullying through the use of any electronic communication device, including 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.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.