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

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 the Arkansas Department of Education’s “Cyber Safety ResourcesSite 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