How To Report New Port Richey School Bullies Online
The Pasco County School District has created a way for students and parents to report bullying from the comfort of their own homes.
When innocent teases and taunts on school playgrounds, in buses and in classrooms become repeated, causing the victim angst, fear or hurt those incidents are no longer so “innocent.” They’re considered acts of bullying and that’s something Pasco School District officials say they won’t tolerate.
In an effort to crack down on bullying, the district has now added a reporting section to its website. Through the site, victims, their parents or other close adult relatives can reach out to report bullies and help the district stop incidents before they escalate.
The district defines bullying as:
Systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or school employees. It is unwanted and repeated written, verbal, or physical behavior, including any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture, by an adult or student, that is severe or pervasive enough to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment; cause discomfort or humiliation; is carried out repeatedly and is often characterized by an imbalance of power; or unreasonably interfere with the individual’s school performance or participation.
Examples of bullying include:
- Unwanted teasing or taunting
- Public humiliation
How to Report Bullying
Through the school district’s website, parents, students and others are provided three different means to report acts of bullying. They can:
- Use the website to report an incident of criminal bullying directly to Crime Stoppers so law enforcement officials can look into it.
- Complete a bullying and harassment report form that is vetted by the district.
- Contact the school principal where the act of bullying took place.
Is bullying a problem in your child’s school? How have you handled the incidents? Share your experiences in the comments section.