Arkansas Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying and harassment are defined separately.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under Arkansas state law?

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

  • Race
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Disability
  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Ancestry
  • National origin
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Academic status
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Gender identity
  • Physical appearance
  • Health condition
  • Sexual orientation

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

Arkansas does not have a state model policy.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in Arkansas State Laws
PurposeYES
ScopeYES
Prohibited BehaviorYES
Enumerated GroupsYES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in Arkansas State Laws
District PolicyYES
District Policy ReviewYES
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Arkansas State Laws
DefinitionsYES
ReportingYES
InvestigationsYES
Written RecordsYES
ConsequencesYES
Mental HealthYES
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Arkansas State Laws
CommunicationsYES
Training/PreventionYES
Transparency/MonitoringNO
Legal RemediesNO

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

What are the Arkansas state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit “Cyber Safety ResourcesSite exit disclaimer by the Arkansas 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