Florida Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying and harassment are defined separately.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.  

What groups are listed under Florida state law?

The following groups are listed under Florida anti-bullying law:

  • Sex
  • Religion
  • Race

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

The Florida state model policy (Word - 86 KB) Site exit disclaimer is available on the Florida Department of Education website. Site exit disclaimer

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in Florida State LawsPresent in Florida Model Policy
PurposeYESYES
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorYESYES
Enumerated GroupsYESYES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in Florida State LawsPresent in Florida Model Policy
District PolicyYESN/A
District Policy ReviewYESN/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Florida State LawsPresent in Florida Model Policy
DefinitionsYESN/A
ReportingYESYES
InvestigationsYESYES
Written RecordsYESYES
ConsequencesYESYES
Mental HealthYESYES
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Florida State LawsPresent in Florida Model Policy
CommunicationsYESYES
Training/PreventionYESYES
Transparency/MonitoringYESYES
Legal RemediesNONO

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

What are the Florida state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit “Bullying PreventionSite exit disclaimer by the Florida 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