Bristol County School District’s cyber bullying policy also includes cyber bullyingoutside of school. According to it’s policy cyber bullying includes (but is not limited
to): harassing, teasing, intimidating, threatening, or terrorizing another person bysending or posting inappropriate and hurtful e-mail messages, instant messages,text messages, digital pictures or images, or website postings, including blogs. Thepolicy also notes that often times the author (poster or sender) of the inappropriatematerial is disguised or logon on as someone else. The disciplinary actions mayinclude: the loss of computer privileges, detention, suspension, or expulsion. Also,when any kind of threat is communicated the administration will report such crimesto local law enforcement officials.One of the main strengths of this policy is the acknowledgement that often times the
author is disguised. While this makes it more difficult to determine the author, it’s
important to note that you cannot guarantee the real author is the name posted.Another strength of this policy is the in-depth description of each violation of thepolicy making sure students and teachers aware of what cyber bullying is.
I feel that Bristol County School District’s policy o
n cyber bullying is detailed,includes consequences, includes a list of actions considered cyber bullying, andnotes that bullying or threatening is a law enforcement issue. With all of these itemstaken into consideration, I feel that there are no weaknesses for this policy.