All forms of bullying are against AHA policy. Cyberbullying is the misuse of technology that causes substantial disruption of the learning environment. It includes, but is not limited to, teasing, intimidation, defaming, threatening, or terrorizing another student, teacher, administrator, volunteer, contractor, or other employee of the school by sending or posting e-mail messages, instant messages, text messages, digital pictures or images, or Web site posting, including blogs. Misuse of technology may constitute an act of bullying regardless of whether such acts are committed on or off school property and/or with or without the use of school resources.
Consequences may include, but are not limited to: serious warning, loss of technology privileges, suspension, and even expulsion. Cyberbullying may also result in criminal prosecution or civil action.
Substantial Disruption of the Learning Environment
Substantial Disruption of the Learning Environment as the result of cyberbullying off campus “means without limitation that any one or more of the following occur as a result of the bullying (AR Legislature, Public Act 115).
Examples of cyberbullying
Cyberbullying can take many different forms. These are some examples:
Any form of Cyberbullying can be a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and disciplined accordingly. See the Disciplinary Action Options section in the Discipline and Codes of Conduct area of the Student Policy Handbook.
(Adopted 1/26/09 ; updated mn 6/14/11, updated 12/17/19 ga)