Report Bullying or Harassment

In compliance with Florida Statutes and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), it is the policy of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) that all students and school employees have an educational, boarding, or work setting that is safe, secure, and free from bullying and harassment of any kind (FSDB Operational Policy and Procedure 10.29 – Bullying and Harassment). This policy also applies to parents, third party visitors, vendors, or other people having business with the School. FSDB will not tolerate bullying and harassment of any type.

Definitions

  • Bullying: Systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees. This definition includes cyberbullying.

 

  • Cyberbullying: Bullying that makes use of technology or any electronic communication directed against one or more students or school employees.

 

  • Harassment: Any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture, use of data or computer software, or written, verbal or physical conduct directed against a student or school employee.

Reporting Procedures

  • Bullying or harassment reports involving one or more students can be made in person or in writing to the Assistant Principal or Director of Student Life using the Student Bullying or Harassment Reporting Form.
     

  • Bullying or harassment reports involving one or more staff members can be made in person or in writing to the Human Resources Director.

If you choose to report bullying or harassment anonymously, please provide enough details for school personnel to investigate.