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.