TPS Bullying Prevention Efforts

 

Toledo Public Schools is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students and that means ensuring that every student can attend school without the fear of being bullied. Bullying can happen during or after school hours. While most reported bullying incidents happen at school, bullying also happens while going to and from school, on the bus or playground and even in your neighborhood.

Per the Toledo Public Schools Bullying Prevention Policies, hazing, bullying, harassment or intimidation of a student by another student on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored activity or event is strictly prohibited. Cyberbullying is also prohibited.

Definitions
  • Bullying, harassment, and intimidation is an intentional written, verbal, electronic or physical act that a student has exhibited toward the same person more than once. The intentional act also includes violence within a dating relationship. The behavior causes mental or physical harm to the other student and is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment for the other student.
  • Harassment is bullying with a specific purpose. For an incident to be classified as harassment, the behavior must have been directed at another person based on one of the following five reasons: (1) Disability; (2) Sex; (3) Race, Ethnicity, or National Origin; (4) Sexual Orientation; or (5) Religion.
  • Cyberbullying is bullying by an electronic act. An electronic act means an act committed through the use of a cellular telephone, computer, pager, personal communication device or other electronic communication device.
Any student found responsible for hazing, harassment, intimidation or bullying in any form, including by an electronic act, may be suspended or otherwise disciplined consistent with Board policies and the law.
Confirmed Bullying/Harassment Incidents
Lucas County Anti-Bullying Campaign
Anti-Bullying Resources
TPS Anti-Bullying Policy
The Jessica Logan Act