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 in 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?

A state model policy is available at the Mississippi Department of Education Site exit disclaimer.

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

Key Components

Present in Mississippi State Laws

Present in Mississippi Model Policy

DEFINITIONS

PurposeYESYES
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorYESYES
Enumerated GroupsNONO

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT

District PolicyYESN/A
District Policy ReviewNON/A

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS

DefinitionsNON/A
ReportingYESYES
InvestigationsYESYES
Written RecordsNOYES
ConsequencesYESYES
Mental HealthNOYES

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

CommunicationsYESYES
Training/PreventionNOYES
Transparency/MonitoringNOYES
Legal RemediesNONO

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

What are the Mississippi state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the Mississippi Department of Education  Site exit disclaimer website.

Information for this page was developed from “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011” (U.S. Department of Education).