Bully Prevention

New Bully Prevention Law for Texas- David's Law

TxSSC Administrator Bully Checklist

David's Law Bully Basics

A Legal overview of David's Law from www.davidslegacy.org/

A concise Info graph of David's Law

  • SB 179 David's Law
  • Bullying means a single significant act or a pattern of acts by one or more students directed at another student that exploits an imbalance of power. It involves engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct It occurs on school property, at a school-sponsored or school-related activity, or in a vehicle operated by the district
      • It 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
      • Or is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student;
      • Or 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; and includes cyber-bullying.


  • “Cyberbullying" means bullying that is done through 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. This applies to: bullying that occurs on or is delivered to school property or to the site of a school-sponsored or school-related activity on or off school property; bullying that occurs on a publicly or privately owned school bus or vehicle being used for transportation of students to or from school or a school-sponsored or school-related activity;
    • and cyber-bullying that occurs off school property or outside of a school-sponsored or school-related activity if the cyber-bullying:
      • interferes with a student ’s educational opportunities;
      • or substantially disrupts the orderly operation of a classroom, school, or school-sponsored or school-related activity.


  • A student may be removed from class and placed in a DAEP or expelled if the student engages in bullying that:
      • Encourages a student to commit or attempt to commit suicide
      • Incites violence against a student through group bullying
      • Releases or threatens to release intimate visual material. Intimate visual material is material that depicts a person:
        1. with the person's intimate parts exposed; or
        2. engaged in sexual conduct.

Region 14 ANONYMOUS Reporting Option

Region 14 Google Doc Bully Report Form

To use the form above:

  1. Click on the link above and then save and edit the form in your districts Google Doc.
  2. Click the add-ons button and choose "email notifications for forms". Choose the people in the district you wish to receive the bully report and any other email notification rules you choose.
  3. Link or post the Bully Report Form on the district website. You could create a QR code or other linking system to post at school and other locations so students and parents know how to report bullying using this form.

Other Anonymous Reporting Options

Here are some other options being used in Texas schools. Region 14 is not endorsing any product. We are just providing options and information:

Region 14 Bully Prevention Survey

Region 14 Google Doc Bully Prevention Survey

To use the survey above:

  1. Click on the link above and then save and edit the form in your districts Google Doc.
  2. Link or post the Bully Survey on the district website. You could create a QR code or other linking system to post at school and other locations so students and parents will fill out the survey so you can better understand your campus or district needs.

Bully Prevention Google Drive Resources