Guam Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Harassment, intimidation, bullying, cyberbullying, sexting, and sexual harassment.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under Guam law?

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

  • Religion
  • Race
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Socio-economic status
  • Any other distinguishing characteristic

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

The Guam model policy Site exit disclaimer is available on the Guam Department of Education website Site exit disclaimer.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key Components Present in Guam Laws Present in Guam Board Policy
Purpose YES NO
Scope YES YES
Prohibited Behavior YES YES
Enumerated Groups YES YES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key Components Present in Guam Laws Present in Guam Board Policy
District Policy YES N/A
District Policy Review YES N/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in Guam Laws Present in Guam Board Policy
Definitions YES YES
Reporting YES YES
Investigations YES YES
Written Records NO YES
Consequences YES YES
Mental Health NO YES
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in Guam Laws Present in Guam Board 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 Guam laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the Guam Department of Education’s “Bullying PreventionSite 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