Bullying occurs when a student or group of students engages in written or verbal expression or physical conduct against another student and their behavior:
- results in harm to the student or the student’s property,
- places a student in fear of physical harm or damage to the student’s property, or
- is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment.
Bullying is prohibited by the district and could include hazing, threats, taunting, teasing, assault, demands for money, confinement, destruction of property, theft of valued possessions, name-calling, rumor-spreading, and ostracism. In some cases, bullying can occur through electronic methods, called “cyberbullying.”
If a student believes that he or she has experienced bullying or has witnessed bullying of another student, it is important for the student or parent to notify a teacher, counselor, principal, or another district employee as soon as possible and complete a Bullying Report Form. This form is available in the school’s front office, the counselor’s office, and online.
The administration will investigate allegations of bullying and will take appropriate disciplinary action if an investigation indicates that bullying has occurred. Disciplinary or other action may be taken even if the conduct did not rise to the level of bullying. Any retaliation against a student who reports an incident of bullying is prohibited. Kennedale ISD takes bullying seriously and seeks to both prevent and stop bullying.
For more information, please visit http://www.stopbullying.gov/
Friends for Life Anonymous Reporting
Have a friend in need? Is someone you know the target of violence or bullying?To make an anonymous report of bullying or other violent behavior, please utilize one of the following resources:
All reports will go to your school counselor and administrator.
- call 817-469-TIPS (8477)
- text TIP117 plus your message to 274637
- go to the Friends for Life website.
Tarrant County Crime Stoppers
If you are interested in helping your school, the district, and local Crime Stoppers enforcement keep your school and the surrounding community safe, there is a way you can take personal responsibility. Join other schools and school districts in Tarrant County as they make a difference by going to 469 Tips with information leading to the arrest of a person or persons involved in crimes. You not only help your community, but you can get a reward for your information.
Don’t be left out. Claim your rewards when you work with other schools and our law enforcement to stop crime in your community.