Connecticut Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying and positive school climate.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under Connecticut state law?

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

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Ancestry
  • National origin
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity or expression
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Academic status
  • Physical appearance
  • Mental, physical, developmental or sensory disability
  • Association with an individual or group who has or is perceived to have one or more of such characteristics

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?

The Connecticut state guidance document (PDF - 56 KB) is available on the Connecticut State Department of Education website.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in Connecticut State LawsPresent in Connecticut Model Policy
PurposeYESYES
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorYESYES
Enumerated GroupsYESYES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in Connecticut State LawsPresent in Connecticut Model Policy
District PolicyYESYES
District Policy ReviewYESYES
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Connecticut State LawsPresent in Connecticut Model Policy
DefinitionsYESYES
ReportingYESYES
InvestigationsYESYES
Written RecordsYESYES
ConsequencesYESYES
Mental HealthNONO
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Connecticut State LawsPresent in Connecticut Model Policy
CommunicationsYESYES
Training/PreventionYESYES
Transparency/MonitoringNOYES
Legal RemediesYESNO

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

What are the Connecticut state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit “Bullying and Harassment” by the Connecticut State 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