If my child is being bullied/cyberbullied outside of school, what is the school’s responsibility?

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The Oxford School District’s Bullying Policy (JDDA) prohibits bullying on school property, at any school-sponsored function, or on a school bus, or when it takes place off school property when such conduct, in the determination of the school superintendent or principal, renders the offending person’s presence in the classroom a disruption to the educational environment of the school or a detriment to the best interest and welfare of the pupils and teacher of such class as a whole.

While it is not the responsibility of school staff to respond to incidences of bullying that occur outside of district grounds and during activities not sponsored by the district, these incidences often can carry over and have an impact at school. Counselors are available at each school to assist individual students with challenges outside the school environment and provide conflict mediation.