Brownsboro & Chandler Intermediate School
The Texas Education Code defines bullying as engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that occurs on school property, at a school-sponsored or school-related activity, or in a vehicle operated by the district that:
Has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, 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, or
Is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student.
A Message about Bullying
Bullying is an issue in schools across the nation and Brownsboro and Chandler Intermediate schools are not immune to this problem. Both campus and district administrators are working together to provide a safe and orderly learning environment that encourages community involvement and engagement. Brownsboro ISD has a policy, FFI (Local) that addresses bullying, and bullying is also addressed in our Student Code of Conduct. At the Intermediate campuses students have an opportunity to report bullying or any issue anonymously. A bullying report form is available for students in the office or on our website. All reports of bullying are investigated promptly by campus administration and appropriate action is taken upon the conclusion of the investigation in accordance with district policy.
We need to work together
It is important that parents and the community be active participants in this challenge to keep all our children safe, as this process can only be successful working together. Parents are asked to talk to their children on a consistent basis to gauge their emotional and physical well-being and possible response to bullying situations.
Also, please share with your child the importance of telling an adult if they are being bullied, either at school, or on the Internet on sites such as Facebook and MySpace. Too often, schools learn about a bullying situation too late. By letting us know early on, we can work together as partners and take appropriate measures to stop the bullying. Also, let your children know that you will not tolerate any bullying type behavior from them.
We do not tolerate bullying and we will continue to work together to provide our children with a safe and orderly learning environment.
Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace are quickly becoming tools for bullying and making threats. Children need to be reminded that the words they write and the images they post have consequences offline. OnGuardOnline.gov provides great information for parents to use to help kids use social networking sites safely and responsibly:
Help your kids understand what information should be private.
Explain that kids should post only information that you – and they – are comfortable with others seeing.
Use privacy settings to restrict who can access and post on your child's Web site.
Remind your kids that once they post information online, they can't take it back.
Talk to your kids about avoiding suggestive talk online and encourage them to tell you if they ever feel uncomfortable or threatened by anything online.
We encourage you to monitor your child's access to social networking sites and to teach them how to navigate the Internet safely and responsibly.