School board adopts cyberbullying and cyberthreats into hazing and bullying policy

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 | 10:44 a.m. CDT; updated 11:19 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — The Columbia School Board unanimously voted to add cyberbullying and cyberthreats to the Columbia Public School District’s hazing and bullying policy. The policy defines cyberbullying as “sending or posting harmful or cruel text or images using the Internet or other digital communication devices.” Cyberthreats are defined as “online materials that threaten or raise concerns about violence against others, suicide or self-harm.”