There have been news reports this week about a nationwide cyberbullying trend that has appeared in Middle Tennessee. It is a form of cyberbullying in which photos of students are posted online and other students are invited to make degrading comments.
This is unacceptable behavior that violates our Student Code of Conduct and offends everyone who is working hard to create positive school climates where students thrive.
The internet and social media can pose dangers to young people. Our teachers and employees regularly speak to students about responsibilities of the internet, how to protect themselves, and how to be good digital citizens
The safety and well being of our students is always priority number one. That's why we have strict policies in place that address bullying and harassment and how we will respond.
We encourage families to be aware of what their children are doing online and learn how to protect them. These resources from Common Sense Media are good starting points for knowledge and conversations around online safety.
· Social Networking for Kids
· Internet Safety and Privacy
Our policy and procedure on bullying and harassment explain what constitutes bullying and how we handle incidents:
· Bullying and Harassment Policy
· Reporting and Investigating Bullying and Harassment Procedure