Indiana Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under Indiana state law? 

There are no specific groups listed under Indiana 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 Indiana state model policy is available on the Indiana Department of Education website.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in Indiana State LawsPresent in Indiana Model Policy
PurposeYESYES
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorYESYES
Enumerated GroupsNONO
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in Indiana State LawsPresent in Indiana Model Policy
District PolicyYESYES
District Policy ReviewYESN/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Indiana State LawsPresent in Indiana Model Policy
DefinitionsYESYES
ReportingYESYES
InvestigationsYESYES
Written RecordsYESYES
ConsequencesYESYES
Mental HealthYESYES
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Indiana State LawsPresent in Indiana Model Policy
CommunicationsYESYES
Training/PreventionYESYES
Transparency/MonitoringYESYES
Legal RemediesNONO

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

What are the Indiana state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit “Bullying Prevention and Intervention in Indiana” and “Bullying Resources” by the Indiana 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