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?

There are no specific groups listed in Alabama’s anti-bullying laws, but it is limited to harassment directed at a specific characteristic.
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Is there a state model policy I can use to create anti-bullying policies at my school or district?

A state model policy is available at the Alabama Association of School Boards Site exit disclaimer.

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

Key Components

Present in Alabama State Laws

Present in Alabama Model Policy

DEFINITIONS

Purpose

YES

YES

Scope

YES

YES

Prohibited Behavior

YES

YES

Enumerated Groups

YES

YES

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT

District Policy

YES

N/A

District Policy Review

NO

N/A

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS

Definitions

YES

N/A

Reporting

YES

YES

Investigations

YES

YES

Written Records

YES

YES

Consequences

YES

YES

Mental Health

YES

NO

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

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

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

Information for this page was developed from “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011