Michigan Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under Michigan state law?

There are no specific groups listed under Michigan anti-bullying laws. The law states that all pupils are protected and that bullying is equally prohibited without regard to subject matter or motivation.

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 Michigan state model policy (PDF - 58 KB) is available on the Michigan Department of Education website. (PDF - 58 KB)

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in Michigan State LawsPresent in Michigan Model Policy
PurposeNOYES
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorYESYES
Enumerated GroupsNOYES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in Michigan State LawsPresent in Michigan Model Policy
District PolicyN/AN/A
District Policy ReviewN/AN/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Michigan State LawsPresent in Michigan Model Policy
DefinitionsN/AN/A
ReportingYESYES
InvestigationsYESYES
Written RecordsYESNO
ConsequencesYESYES
Mental HealthNONO
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Michigan State LawsPresent in Michigan Model Policy
CommunicationsYESYES
Training/PreventionYESYES
Transparency/MonitoringYESNO
Legal RemediesNONO

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

What are the Michigan state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the Michigan Department of Education website.

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