Minnesota Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under Minnesota state law?

The following groups are listed under Minnesota anti-bullying laws, although prohibited conduct need not be based on any particular characteristic:

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Color
  • Creed
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Immigration status
  • Sex
  • Marital status
  • Familial status
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Physical appearance
  • Sexual orientation, including gender identity and expression
  • Academic status related to student performance
  • Disability, or status with regard to public assistance
  • Age

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 Minnesota student bullying prohibition policy Site exit disclaimer is available on the Minnesota State Department of Education Site exit disclaimer website.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in Minnesota State LawsPresent in Minnesota Model Policy
PurposeYESYES
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorYESYES
Enumerated GroupsYESYES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in Minnesota State LawsPresent in Minnesota Model Policy
District PolicyYESN/A
District Policy ReviewYESN/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Minnesota State LawsPresent in Minnesota Model Policy
DefinitionsYESYES
ReportingYESYES
InvestigationsYESYES
Written RecordsYESYES
ConsequencesYESNO
Mental HealthYESYES
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Minnesota State LawsPresent in Minnesota Model Policy
CommunicationsYESYES
Training/PreventionYESYES
Transparency/MonitoringYESNO
Legal RemediesYESNO

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

Visit “Bullying and Safe SchoolsSite exit disclaimer and “Bullying and Cyber-Bullying”  Site exit disclaimer by the Minnesota 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 April 30, 2015