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When is a school responsible for intervening in an incident of cyber-bullying?

Cyber-Bullying is the use of communication technologies such as email, websites, text messaging, or online games, in a hostile manner to deliberately harm an individual or group.  Schools can intervene if an incident meets one or more of the following criteria (also known as the “School Nexus”):

  • Occurred on school grounds, during a school sponsored event/activity or using school property
  • Substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the school
  • Substantially interferes with the education of students, and/or threatens the school environment

For more information, call the Office of School Climate and Safety at 215-400-4710