Bullying is a single significant act or a pattern of acts by one or more students directed at another student that exploits an imbalance of power and involves engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that satisfies the applicability requirements below and that:

    • 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 of damage to the student's property;
    • Is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student;
    • Materially and substantially disrupts the educational process or the orderly operation of a classroom or school; or
    • Infringes on the rights of the victim at school; and
    • Includes cyberbullying.
    Bullying is NOT a fact of life, a phase or kids being kids.
    "Cyberbullying" means bullying that is done through the use of any electronic communication device, including through the use of a cellular or other type of telephone, a computer, a camera, electronic mail, instant messaging, text messaging, a social media application, an internet website, or any other internet-based communication tool.

    FFI (LOCAL) - Student Welfare: Freedom from Bullying
    FFI (LEGAL) - Student Welfare: Freedom from Bullying


    The Tiger Tip Line allows students to report concerns about bullying, other social issues, or security matters. Please do not use this system for issues that require immediate assistance. For emergency concerns, call 911 for a law enforcement response or 988 for the National Suicide Prevention Life Line. If the concern is related to a DSISD employee, reach out to campus administration to seek support.

    The system will be monitored during the students’ school days. Any report submitted outside of these hours or during holidays/weekends will be responded to during the following school day.

    School operating hours are:
    Elementary: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Secondary: 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

    Tiger Tip Line