Mississippi Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying or harassing behavior.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under Mississippi state law?

There are no specific groups listed under Mississippi 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?

Mississippi does not have a state model policy.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in Mississippi State Laws
PurposeYES
ScopeYES
Prohibited BehaviorYES
Enumerated GroupsNO
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in Mississippi State Laws
District PolicyYES
District Policy ReviewNO
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Mississippi State Laws
DefinitionsNO
ReportingYES
InvestigationsYES
Written RecordsNO
ConsequencesYES
Mental HealthNO
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Mississippi State Laws
CommunicationsYES
Training/PreventionNO
Transparency/MonitoringNO
Legal RemediesNO

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

What are the Mississippi state laws that cover bullying?

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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