The Oklahoma School Safety and Bullying Prevention Act (70 O.S. § 24 – 100.3) defines bullying as:
“…any pattern of harassment, intimidation, threatening behavior, physical acts, verbal or electronic communication directed toward a student or group of students that results in or is reasonably perceived as being done with the intent to cause negative educational or physical results for the targeted individual or group and is communicated in such a way as to disrupt or interfere with the school’s educational mission or the education of any student.”
According to the 2017 Oklahoma Youth Risk Behavior Survey, about 21% of high-school students were bullied on school property and around 16% were electronically bullied through text messages or social-media.
To learn more about bullying and what to do if your child is being bullied at school, visit the Oklahoma Department of Education’s FAQ page at http://bit.ly/BullyingFrequentlyAskedQuestions.