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Week 4

  1. 1. Reading Assignment:<br />Read this Article and answer the following 2 part question. Respond to at least one other classmates post:<br />Reading:<br />http://www.ohiobar.org/Pages/OSBANewsDetail.aspx?itemID=1504<br />Questions:<br />Are schools held responsible for cyber bullying incidents? What might be some barriers to implementing a cyber bullying policy? Explain your answer.<br />Web Exploration:<br />Directions:<br />Research a local (Ohio) school district’s anti-bullying policy on-line. Utilizing the following criteria, answer the questions regarding the district you researched. You do not need to reveal the name of the district you chose.<br />Criteria:<br />Among other requirements, O.R.C. 3313.666 calls for public school districts to:<br />1. Use the following definition of bullying in their school policies:<br />“Any intentional written, verbal, or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both: (a) causes mental or physical harm to the other student; (b) is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student.”<br />2. Post a summary of all reported bullying incidents on their district websites at least twice a year.<br />3. The policy shall be developed in consultation with parents, school employees, school volunteers, students, and community members. <br />Questions:<br />Answer the following questions in paragraph form.<br />Does the policy you researched include evidence of these three criteria? <br />Did you find a summary of bullying/ harassment incidents for each year?<br />Does the policy specifically include cyber-bullying and the use of technology to harass or harm?<br />What does the policy indicate regarding when and where incidents take place? (On-campus vs. Off-campus, during school hours, using school equipment, etc.)<br />As a professional, do you feel the policy is thorough? Do you feel it goes beyond what is required, or is it minimal? <br />If you were a parent in this district, would you approve of this policy? Would you say it was easy to find the information you were looking for? Is it clear who you should file a complaint with on behalf of your child.<br />You can find a more complete listing or ORC 3313.666 requirements here:<br />http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3313.666<br />