Georgia Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.  

What groups are listed under Georgia state law?

There are no specific groups listed under Georgia anti-bullying laws.

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 Georgia state model policy (PDF - 227 KB) Site exit disclaimer is available on the Georgia Department of Education website. Site exit disclaimer

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in Georgia State LawsPresent in Georgia Model Policy
PurposeYESYES
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorYESYES
Enumerated GroupsNOYES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in Georgia State LawsPresent in Georgia Model Policy
District PolicyYESN/A
District Policy ReviewNON/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Georgia State LawsPresent in Georgia Model Policy
DefinitionsNON/A
ReportingYESYES
InvestigationsYESYES
Written RecordsNOYES
ConsequencesYESYES
Mental HealthNONO
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Georgia State LawsPresent in Georgia Model Policy
CommunicationsYESYES
Training/PreventionYESYES
Transparency/MonitoringNONO
Legal RemediesNONO

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

What are the Georgia state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit “Bullying Prevention ToolkitSite exit disclaimer by the Georgia 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