Alabama Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

What term is used in the Alabama anti-bullying laws?

Harassment.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes. 

What groups are listed under Alabama state law?

The following groups are listed under Alabama anti-bullying laws:

  • Race
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Disability

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Is there a state model policy I can use to create anti-bullying policies at my school or district?

The Alabama model anti-harassment policy (PDF - 108 KB) Site exit disclaimer is available on the Alabama State Department of Education websiteSite exit disclaimer

Which of the key components can be found in Alabama anti-bullying laws and policies?

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in Alabama State LawsPresent in Alabama Model Policy
PurposeYESYES
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorYESYES
Enumerated GroupsYESYES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in Alabama State LawsPresent in Alabama Model Policy
District PolicyYESYES
District Policy ReviewNON/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Alabama State LawsPresent in Alabama Model Policy
DefinitionsYESYES
ReportingYESYES
InvestigationsYESYES
Written RecordsYESYES
ConsequencesYESYES
Mental HealthYESNO
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Alabama State LawsPresent in Alabama Model Policy
CommunicationsYESYES
Training/PreventionYESNO
Transparency/MonitoringYESNO
Legal RemediesNONO

NOTE: Click on the Key Components links to get more information about that component.

What are the Alabama state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit “Stop Bullying in Alabama” Site exit disclaimer by the Alabama State Department of Education.

Information for this page was developed from “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011” (U.S. Department of Education) (PDF - 4.6 MB).


Content last updated on March 31, 2014