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

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 “Bullying Prevention and Intervention” by the Colorado 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