Bullying Prevention

The Carrollton-Farmers Branch School District defines bullying as the following:

Written or verbal expression, including electronic communication, 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 exploits an imbalance of power and interferes with a student’s education or substantially disrupts the operation of a school, and either

  1. 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 damage to the student’s property; or
  2. is sufficiently severe enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student.

Staff are trained annually on Bullying Prevention, Intervention, and Reporting Procedures.  In addition, the district has implemented the following prevention programs:

*Negotiate
Negotiate builds upon principles of R-Time.  The 15-20 minute weekly sessions focus on “Real Life” and “Real World” situations  and is conducted in all Carrollton-Farmers Branch Middle Schools.  The program is based on the principle that by placing students in a well defined and supportive situation, they will develop inter-personal skills and positive relationships.  Negotiate allows students to develop and express opinions regarding challenging issues, fosters and develops relationships with a wide range of fellow students, exposes students to a wide range of viewpoints, and helps to develop a climate of respect.  For more information about the Negotiate program, please visit: www.rtime.info/usa/negotiate.php

For More Information:

Stop Bullying

PACER’S National Bullying Prevention Center