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 website Site exit disclaimer.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key Components Present in Alabama State Laws Present in Alabama Model Policy
Purpose YES YES
Scope YES YES
Prohibited Behavior YES YES
Enumerated Groups YES YES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key Components Present in Alabama State Laws Present in Alabama Model Policy
District Policy YES YES
District Policy Review NO N/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in Alabama State Laws Present in Alabama Model Policy
Definitions YES YES
Reporting YES YES
Investigations YES YES
Written Records YES YES
Consequences YES YES
Mental Health YES NO
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in Alabama State Laws Present in Alabama Model Policy
Communications YES YES
Training/Prevention YES NO
Transparency/Monitoring YES NO
Legal Remedies NO NO

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 the Alabama State Department of Education’s “Stop Bullying in AlabamaSite exit disclaimer webpage.

The key component framework used in the analysis of state laws is based on the review of legislation presented in the “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011” (U.S. Department of Education).


Content last updated on June 28, 2016