Bullying is when a student or group of students engages in any gesture that is written,verbal, physical, computerized or other electronically transmitted act, or threat that:
1) Will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student’s property or reputation, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or damage to the students property; or
2) Is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive so that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student. This includes four broad categories:a) Physical–harming someone’s body in any way, taking or damaging someone’s possessions in any way.
b) Emotional–harming someone’s self-worth by verbal and nonverbal communication. This includes, but is not limited to, teasing, name calling, insulting, intimidating, threatening, making gestures, staring/“mugging”, or eye rolling.
c) Social–Harming another person’s group acceptance through gossip, rumors, trying to ruin their reputation, arranging public humiliation, excluding others, getting others to exclude others, or interfering in someone’s making or keeping friends in anyway.d) Electronic/Cyber bullying–Harming someone through the use of text messages, phone calls, blogs, chat rooms, emails, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Kicker, photos, or by any other electronic means.