Mesquite ISD prohibits bullying, including cyberbullying, as defined by state law. Retaliation against anyone involved in the complaint process is a violation of District policy and is prohibited.
What is Bullying?
Texas Education Code (TEC) §37.0832 identifies bullying as a single significant act or a pattern of acts by one or more students directed at another student that exploits an imbalance of power and involves engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct and that
- has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student's person or of damage to the student's property;
- is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student;
- materially and substantially disrupts the educational process or the orderly operation of a classroom or school, or infringes on the rights of the victim at school.
Cyberbullying is bullying that involves the use of any electronic communication device, including through the use of a cellular or other type of telephone, a computer, a camera, electronic mail, instant messaging, text messaging, a social media application, an Internet website, or any other Internet-based communication tool.
To obtain assistance and intervention, any student who believes that he or she has experienced bullying or believes that another student has experienced bullying should immediately report the alleged acts to a teacher, school counselor, principal, or other District employee. A student may also anonymously report an alleged incident of bullying using the P3 Campus App..
Download the P3 Campus App
Submit a Report Online
Mesquite ISD uses an anonymous reporting tool called P3 Campus. P3 Campus is an anonymous tip reporting solution designed specifically for the educational community. P3 Campus is a vital tool in keeping schools and students safe. School community members can report about a wide range of concerns, from mental health issues to threats of violence through our P3 Campus mobile app or through any web browser at P3 Campus.com.
P3 Campus is ANONYMOUS -- when you make a report through P3 Campus, your identity is UNKNOWN.
Reports are read and responded to 24/7 by a diverse team that includes school administrators, School Resource Officers (SROs) and counselors. With this technology, reports can include photos, screenshots, videos, documents or voice recordings.
Click here to view a downloadable PDF presentation with step-by-step instructions on how to use P3 Campus.