stop bullying

NTxCA applies a comprehensive effort to promote learning, prevent and eliminate all forms of bullying and other harmful and disruptive behavior that impedes the learning process. Including curriculum, instructional programs, staff development, extracurricular activities, and family involvement.

Bullying is:

  • An imbalance of power (psychological, physical or social)

  • Repeated incidences of negative actions, not just one time (unless

    very severe)

  • Done by either a single individual or a group

  • Done to gain attention or popularity

  • Done to get one’s way or material things

If you are someone you know is being bullied you are encouraged to report it immediately to your school administrator or by using the Anonymous Reporting incident reporting system.

Cyberbullying is a crime in Texas

Senate Bill 179, commonly known as “David’s Law,” makes it a Class A misdemeanor and allows a temporary injunction against social media accounts used to electronically harass or cyberbully someone under age 18 through text message, social media, websites, or other means with the intent of causing them to commit suicide or harm themselves.

Authored by Texas state Senators José Menéndez and Judith Zaffirini the bill requires school districts to include cyberbullying in their district bullying policies, notify parents by the next day if their child has been bullied, and notify the parents of the alleged aggressor within a reasonable amount of time. Also, schools have the authority to investigate cyberbullying and to work with law enforcement on such investigations.

If a student believes they are a victim of cyberbullying or if a teacher, community member, parent, administrator, or other school personnel know about an incident of cyberbullying, they can report it using the District’s Anonymous Reporting incident reporting system. Anonymous Reporting satisfies the law’s requirement to have a system that allows for anonymous reporting and provides immunity to those who file a report.