• WHAT IS BULLYING / HARASSMENT BY DEFINITION?
    • Systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees that is severe or pervasive enough to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment; or unreasonably interfere with the individual’s school performance or participation. 
     

    WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN BULLIED?

    • The best way to stop bullying is to tell someone it is happening. 

    • The Collier County Public Schools, Collier County Sheriff’s Office, and Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers have partnered to provide the community with a text-messaging line to report bullying anonymously. Anyone wishing to report bullying anonymously can TEXT a tip to:

      274637 (c-r-i-m-e-s) by using the keyword DNTH8 (don’t hate).

    • Acts of bullying in progress can be reported by calling 911 or the Collier County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line, 239-252-9300, depending on the seriousness of the act. Additionally, students can report crime anonymously by calling the Student Crime Stoppers phone number, 1-800-780-8477.

     
     "We know how important it is for a responsible adult to be made aware of instances of bullying. By providing this new bullying reporting system, we are meeting students in the digital world in which they live. We would hope that by using this 21st century technology as yet another tool, we will be able to continue to maintain our schools as the safe havens they are today."

    - Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton
     
     
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