What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating, humiliating, threatening nature or otherwise targeting another over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets.
Cyberbullying can be very emotionally damaging. Victims of cyberbullying may experience depression, isolation, poor academic performance, and even suicidal ideation. Furthermore, unlike traditional bullying, which children can typically escape once they return home from school, cyberbullying is present wherever youth have a mobile device or an internet connection. In some cases, the cyberbully may be anonymous, while in other instances the victim and bully may be acquaintances or former friends.
Examples of Cyber Bullying
Some warning signs of bullying are when your child
Two Dimensions Preparatory Academy Charter Independent School District has a “zero tolerance” policy against cyberbullying. Students caught cyberbullying at school can be disciplined under Section 2 of our Student Parent Handbook. If you believe you are being cyberbullied or if you know someone who is, please contact your school's principal. Visit our website page at www.twodimensions.org or follow this direct website link, https://safe2speakup.com/onlinebully?workspace=TwoDimensionsTX
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call: 800-273-TALK (8255)
David’s Law Texas Senate Bill 179
David’s Law, an Act known as David’s Law, took effect September 01, 2017. The Act relates to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying and requires school districts to adopt policies and procedures concerning bullying and to include “procedures for a student, parent, teacher, or administrator to anonymously report an incident of bullying…” You can find the enrolled version of Senate Bill 179 at http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/85R/billtext/pdf/SB00179F.pdf
The Parental & Family Engagement CONNECTION
The February newsletter available in English and Spanish, http://www.esc16.net/page/title1swi.3_newsletter .
This edition of the newsletter includes articles about Helping Your Child through the Mid-Year Slump, Boosting Your Child’s Self-Esteem, Maintaining Children’s Health, and FAFSA.