Delaware Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under Delaware state law?

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

  • Race
  • Age
  • Marital Status
  • Creed
  • Religion
  • Color
  • Sex
  • Disability
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression
  • National Origin

This subsection does not preclude schools from identifying other reasons or criteria why a person is a target of bullying.

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 Delaware state model policy Site exit disclaimer is available at the Delaware Department of Education website Site exit disclaimer.

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

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

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

What are the Delaware state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the Delaware Department of Education’s “School Climate and DisciplineSite 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