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 Site exit disclaimer is available on the Connecticut State Department of Education website Site exit disclaimer.

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

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

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 the Connecticut State Department of Education “Bullying and Harassment” Site 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