“Bullying” means a single significant act or a pattern of acts by one or more students directed at another student that exploits an imbalance of power and involves engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct, and that has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, causing a student to experience substantial negative mental health effects, damaging a student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student's person or of damage to the student's property; is sufficiently severe, persistent, and pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student; materially and substantially disrupts the educational process or the orderly operation of a classroom or school; or infringes on the rights of the victim at school. See board policy: http://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Download/181?filename=FFI(LOCAL).pdf
Harassment: When a student or group of students engage in harmful verbal or physical conduct based on a student’s race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or disability, that is severe, persistent, and has the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear. See board policy: http://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Download/181?filename=FFH(LOCAL).pdf
"Cyberbullying" means bullying that is done through the use of electronic communication, including through theuse of a cellular or other type of telephone, a computer, a pager, a camera, electronic mail, instant messaging, text messaging, a social media application, Internet website, or other internet-based communication tool. To include bullying that occurs on or is delivered to schoolproperty or to the site of a school-sponsored or school-related activity on or off school property; bullying that occurs on a publicly or privately owned school bus or van being used for transportation of students to or from school or a school-sponsored or school-related activity; cyberbullying that occurs off school property or outside of a school-sponsored or school-related activity if the cyberbullying: interferes with a student's educational opportunities; or substantially disrupts the orderly operation of a classroom, school, or school-sponsored or school-related activity.