Guam Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Harassment, intimidation, or bullying, cyberbullyig, sexting, and sexual harassment.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under Guam state law?

The Guam anti-bullying law prohibits harassment, intimidation, or bullying that includes, but is not limited to, acts that are reasonably perceived to be motivated the following characteristics:

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

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 board policy for the Guam public schools is available from the Guam Department of Education.

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

Key ComponentsPresent in Guam LawsPresent in Guam Board Policy
DEFINITIONS
Purpose

YES

NO

Scope

YES

YES

Prohibited Behavior

YES

YES

Enumerated Groups

YES

YES

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
District Policy

YES

N/A

District Policy Review

YES

N/A

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Definitions

YES

YES

Reporting

YES

YES

Investigations

YES

YES

Written Records

NO

YES

Consequences

YES

YES

Mental Health

NO

YES

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
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 state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the Guam Department of Education.