Indiana Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

No.  

What groups are listed under Indiana state law? 

There are no specific groups listed in 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? 

Indiana does not have a model policy.

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

Key Components

Present in Indiana State Laws

DEFINITIONS

Purpose

YES

Scope

YES

Prohibited Behavior

YES

Enumerated Groups

NO

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT

District Policy

YES

District Policy Review

NO

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS

Definitions

NO

Reporting

YES

Investigations

YES

Written Records

NO

Consequences

YES

Mental Health

NO

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

Communications

NO

Training/Prevention

YES

Transparency/Monitoring

NO

Legal Remedies

NO

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

See “Bullying” 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).