It directed at preventing bullying or harassment of any student or employee of a public (k-12) school during any education program or activity conducted by a public K-12 educational institution; during any school-related or school-sponsored program or activity or on a school bus of a public K-12 educational institution; or through the use of data or computer software that is accessed through a computer, computer system, or computer network of a public K-12 educational institution.
“Bullying” means systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students and may involve:
2. Social exclusion;
6. Physical violence;
8. Sexual, religious, or racial harassment;
9. Public humiliation; or
10. Destruction of property.
“Harassment” means any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture, use of data or computer software, or written, verbal, or physical conduct directed against a student or school employee that:
1. Places a student or school employee in reasonable fear of harm to his or her person or damage to his or her property;
2. Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s educational performance, opportunities, or benefits; or
3. Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of a school.
(§ 1006.147, Fla. Stat. (2011))
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