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Illinois Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies
What term is used in Illinois anti-bullying laws?
Do these laws cover cyberbullying?
What groups are listed under Illinois state law?
The following groups — actual or perceived — are listed under Illinois state law:
- National origin
- Marital status
- Physical or mental disability
- Military status
- Sexual orientation
- Gender-related identity or expression
- Unfavorable discharge from military service
- Association with a person or group with one or more of the aforementioned actual or perceived characteristics
- 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?
Illinois does not have a model policy.
Which of the key components can be found in Illinois anti-bullying laws and policies?
|Key Components||Present in Illinois State Laws|
|DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT|
|District Policy Review|
|DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS|
NOTE: Click on the Key Components links to get more information about that component.
What are the Illinois state laws that cover bullying?
- 105 Illinois Compiled Statutes §5/10-20.14 – Student discipline policies
- 105 Illinois Compiled Statutes §5/22-12 – Preventing or interfering with attendance
- 105 Illinois Compiled Statutes §5/27-13.3 – Internet safety education curriculum
- 105 Illinois Compiled Statutes §5/27-23.7 – Bullying prevention
For More Information
See “Bullying” by the Illinois Department of Education.
Information for this page was developed from “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011” (U.S. Department of Education).