Colorado Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under Colorado state law?

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

  • Academic performance
  • Disability
  • Race
  • Creed
  • Color
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Ancestry
  • Need for special education services

Schools that receive federal funding are required by federal law to address discrimination on a number of different personal characteristics. Find out when bullying may be a civil rights violation.

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

Colorado does not have a state model policy.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key Components Present in Colorado State Laws Present in Colorado 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 Colorado State Laws Present in Colorado Model Policy
District Policy YES N/A
District Policy Review YES N/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in Colorado State Laws Present in Colorado Model Policy
Definitions YES N/A
Reporting NO 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 Colorado State Laws Present in Colorado Model Policy
Communications YES N/A
Training/Prevention YES N/A
Transparency/Monitoring YES N/A
Legal Remedies NO N/A

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

What are the Colorado state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the Colorado Department of Education’s “Bullying Prevention and InterventionSite 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) (PDF - 4.6 MB).


Content last updated on June 28, 2016