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 in Michigan anti-bullying laws.

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Is there a state model policy I can use to create anti-bullying policies at my school or district?

A state model policy is available at the Michigan Department of Education.

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

Key Components

Present in Michigan State Laws

Present in Michigan Model Policy

DEFINITIONS

Purpose

NO

YES

Scope

YES

YES

Prohibited Behavior

YES

YES

Enumerated Groups

NO

YES

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT

District Policy

N/A

N/A

District Policy Review

N/A

N/A

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS

Definitions

N/A

N/A

Reporting

YES

YES

Investigations

YES

YES

Written Records

YES

NO

Consequences

YES

YES

Mental Health

NO

NO

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

Communications

YES

YES

Training/Prevention

YES

YES

Transparency/Monitoring

YES

NO

Legal Remedies

NO

NO

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).