Missouri Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.  

What groups are listed under Missouri state law?

There are no specific groups listed in Missouri 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, Prohibition Against Illegal Discrimination and Harassment and Hazing and Bullying, is available by request from the Missouri School Boards’ Association.Site exit disclaimer

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

Key Components

Present in Missouri State Laws

Present in Missouri Model Policy

DEFINITIONS

Purpose

NO

YES

Scope

YES

NO

Prohibited Behavior

YES

YES

Enumerated Groups

NO

YES

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT

District Policy

YES

N/A

District Policy Review

NO

N/A

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS

Definitions

NO

N/A

Reporting

YES

YES

Investigations

NO

YES

Written Records

NO

YES

Consequences

YES

YES

Mental Health

NO

YES

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

Communications

YES

YES

Training/Prevention

YES

YES

Transparency/Monitoring

NO

YES

Legal Remedies

NO

NO

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

What are the Missouri state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

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