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Bully Awareness in neisd - definition

Bullying is intentional aggressive behavior which consists of two key components: repeated harmful acts and an imbalance of power or strength. It occurs when a person is repeatedly exposed to negative actions over a period of time. As a result, bullying creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment.


House Bill 1942

The bill specifies the behaviors that constitute bullying and requires the State Board of Education to adopt for the health curriculum essential knowledge and skills that include evidence-based practices that will effectively address awareness, prevention, identification, self defense, and resolution of and intervention in bullying and harassment. The bill adds training in preventing, identifying, responding to, and reporting incidents of bullying to the training authorized for inclusion in the staff development provided by a school district.