Minnesota Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Intimidation and bullying. Harassment is prohibited under a separate statute.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under Minnesota state law? 

There are no specific groups listed under Minnesota 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?

Minnesota does not have a model bullying policy.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in Minnesota State Laws
PurposeYES
ScopeNO
Prohibited BehaviorNO
Enumerated GroupsNO
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in Minnesota State Laws
District PolicyYES
District Policy ReviewNO
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Minnesota State Laws
DefinitionsNO
ReportingNO
InvestigationsNO
Written RecordsNO
ConsequencesNO
Mental HealthNO
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Minnesota State Laws
CommunicationsNO
Training/PreventionNO
Transparency/MonitoringNO
Legal RemediesNO

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

What are the Minnesota state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

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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