Hawaii Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying, cyberbullying, and harassment. Each of these terms is defined separately.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.  

What groups are listed under Hawaii state law?

There are no specific groups listed in Hawaii 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?

Hawaii does not have a model policy.

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

Key ComponentsPresent in Hawaii State LawsPresent in Hawaii Model Policy
DEFINITIONS
Purpose

YES

 

Scope

YES

 

Prohibited Behavior

YES

 

Enumerated Groups

NO

 

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
District Policy

N/A

 

District Policy Review

N/A

 

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Definitions

N/A

 

Reporting

YES

 

Investigations

YES

 

Written Records

YES

 

Consequences

YES

 

Mental Health

NO

 

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Communications

NO

 

Training/Prevention

NO

 

Transparency/Monitoring

YES

 

Legal Remedies

NO

 

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

What are the Hawaii state laws that cover bullying? 

HRS_0302A-1002   Bullying, cyberbullying, and harassment; compliance reports to board.Hawaii passed new legislation in 2011 with the enactment of Hawaii H.B. No. 688. The provisions do not currently appear in the Hawaii Revised Statutes. Additionally, see Hawaii State Board of Education Administrative Rule §8-19  Site exit disclaimer

For More Information 

See “Removing Barriers in Learning Site exit disclaimer” by the Hawaii Department of Education. Information for this page was developed from “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011” (U.S. Department of Education).