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Live Oak Unified School District

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Bullying is defined as any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act(s) or conduct, including electronic communications committed by a pupil(s) that has, or can be reasonably predicted to have, the effect of one or more of the following:
  • Reasonable fear of harm to person or property
  • Substantial detrimental effect on physical or mental health
  • Substantial interference with academic performance
  • Substantial interference with the ability to participate in or benefit from school services, activities, or privileges. 
Cyberbullying includes, but is not limited to, bullying through online messages, texts, sounds, videos, or images. Sending or posting unwanted comments, images, videos, and pictures that are done to intentionally harm or bully a student using school-facilitated virtual mediums is prohibited. 

Cyberbullying can also include Cyber Sexual Harassment. Cyber Sexual bullying/harassment includes when a student recipient receives an image and then shares that image to other students through text message, social media, or other electronic means.

Examples of Cyberbullying/Cyber Harassment: 
  • Using a LOUSD email to send inappropriate, sexually explicit, or offensive language to another student or teacher. 
  • Sending an inappropriate, sexually explicit, or offensive image to a student in a private chat within a virtual classroom meeting. 
  • Taking a screenshot of another individual and using that image to create a Meme of them to circulate to members of the campus. 
  • Spreading rumors about an individual using virtual means of communicating. 
  • Creating fake social media accounts to bully or catfish another user.
For more information on bullying or sexual harassment, please visit


  • Who should I report to if my child experiences cyberbullying/harassment?
If you think your child is a victim of cyberbullying or cyber harassment, please report the incident to your child’s teacher and/or principal. Students may also report bullying or harassment to their teacher or principal. Your school’s administrative team will take steps to investigate, address the incident, and provide interventions to prevent future incidents from reoccurring.  
  • What happens if the cyberbullying happens on the weekend, at night, or on a platform not related to LOUSD activities?
If you become aware of an incident of cyberbullying that occurred on a platform or activity not related to LOUSD, you can notify your school site administrator if you have concerns that this will impact the targeted child’s education or if you see further instances of bullying begin to appear during school hours or on an LOUSD-related platform. While LOUSD does not have jurisdiction over instances not related to school, LOUSD will take available steps to ensure that all students' feel safe while participating in virtual learning activities. 
  • What will my student or I be asked once we make the report? 
Administrators will conduct an interview with your student in order to gather specific details regarding the harassment, including when the harassment occurred and the individuals involved. If you have screenshots of the harassment, the administrator may ask you to send screenshots of the conversations or inappropriate language. Please do not send sexually explicit images to school employees.  You may be asked to write a statement in lieu of submitting this type of image.
  • What steps is LOUSD taking to prevent cyberbullying while students are participating in virtual learning? 
All LOUSD Board Policies prohibiting harassment and cyberbullying continue to apply while students engage in virtual learning. While conducting virtual learning, school sites will instruct students on how to safely use online tools and how to be upstanding digital citizens in order to maintain a virtual learning environment that is safe, healthy, and fun for all students. 
  • What are some educational resources we can use to teach our kids about safe internet use/cyberbullying?
Please see below for some resources for information about Digital Citizenship norms and some resources regarding safe internet use. 
Digital Citizenship (Common Sense Education)
Stop Bullying (
Bullying Board Policy BP 5131.2