Minnesota Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Intimidation and bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.  

What groups are listed under Minnesota state law? 

There are no specific groups listed in 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 policy. 

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

Key Components

Present in Minnesota State Laws

DEFINITIONS

Purpose

YES

Scope

NO

Prohibited Behavior

NO

Enumerated Groups

NO

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT

District Policy

YES

District Policy Review

NO

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS

Definitions

NO

Reporting

NO

Investigations

NO

Written Records

NO

Consequences

NO

Mental Health

NO

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

Communications

NO

Training/Prevention

NO

Transparency/Monitoring

NO

Legal Remedies

NO

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

See “Bullying and Safe Schools” from 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).