Bullying/CyberBullying & Internet Safety
Bastrop ISD Guidelines & Procedures
Bastrop ISD is aware that any type of bullying behavior can cause severe and lasting harm to its victims and is a serious issue. The district is committed to doing all that is possible to lessen this problem. Through a designed program that increases staff and student awareness of bullying, how to recognize it and methods to eliminate it, it is the desire of the district to implement plans to diminish all bullying behaviors.
Bastrop ISD Policy Links
FFI (LEGAL) 93 Update
FDB (LEGAL) 93 Update
FDB (LOCAL) 93 Update 
FFH (LOCAL) 93 Update 
FFI (LOCAL) 93 Update 
FNC (LEGAL) 
FNC (LOCAL) 
FNG (LOCAL) 93 Update 
FO (LEGAL)
FOF(LEGAL)
What is Bullying?
Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

Although definitions of bullying vary, most agree that bullying involves:
  • Imbalance of Power: People who bully use their power to control or harm, and the people being bullied may have a hard time defending themselves 
  • Intent to Cause Harm: Actions done (committed) by accident are not bullying; the person bullying has a goal to cause harm 
  • Repetition: Incidents of bullying happen to the same person over and over by the same person or group

Types of Bullying 
Why Does Bullying Happen
CyberBullying
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles. 

Prevent Cyberbullying
PARENTS GUIDE TO INTERNET SAFETY
Cyberbullying 
Bullying and Cyberbullying
Safety First Social Media and Securing You Kids Safety 

Test Your Bully Knowledge 
MYTHS ABOUT BULLYING 
EFFECTS OF BULLYING
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT BULLYING
Related Topics
How do I report bullying?
  Bullying Reporting Procedures  English  Español
 Student/Parent Complaint Forms  English  Español
 Bullying Assessment Flow Chart  English  Español
Pledges to Fight Bullying
 Student Pledge  English  Español
 Parent Pledge  English  Español
 Staff Pledge  English  Español
Taking a Stand Against Bullying
BULLY FOR PARENTS  English / Spanish
BULLY PROOF MY CHILD
PARTNERS IN EDUCATION: TAKING A STAND 
TEENS AGAINST BULLYING 
TAKING A STAND AGAINST BULLYING AS A YOUNG ADULT
IF I COULD END HATRED
No Place for Hate Resource Guide 2011
COMMUNITY BASED BULLY PREVENTION
Suspect Your Child is a Victim of Bullying
WARNING SIGNS THAT A CHILD IS BEING BULLIED 
RECOGNIZE THE WARNING SIGNS
MY CHILD MAY BE A VICTIM OF BULLYING 
HOW TO DEAL WITH BULLYING FOR TEENS
HOW TO DEAL WITH BEING BULLIED FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Suspect Your Child May Be a Bully?
CHILDREN WHO BULLY
MY CHILD MIGHT BE BULLYING OTHERS
Other Links
Education.com 
National Bullying Prevention Center 
No Place for Hate (Anti-Defamation League)
Stop Bullying Now 
Bully Online 
Bullying at School and Online 
Stop Cyberbullying
National Crime Prevention Council: Bullying / Cyberbullying / Internet Safety
National PTA: Internet Safety / Bullying
Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use
FBI Internet Safety Website

TSHAC Bullying Prevention Websites and Resources

In case of emergency, dial 911.
http://suicidehotlines.com
1.800.SUICIDE or 1.800.784.2433     
1.800.273.TALK or 1.800.273.8255

http://www.safeplace.org
512.267.SAFE or 512.927.9616

SafePlace Local
1515A GROVE/BOULEVARD
Austin, TX 512.267.7233