New Hampshire Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

What term is used in the New Hampshire anti-bullying laws?

Bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.  

What groups are listed under New Hampshire state law?

There are no specific groups listed in New Hampshire anti-bullying laws. However, the law prohibits bullying based on a pupil's actual or perceived personal characteristics, behaviors, or beliefs, or motivated by the pupil's association with another person and based on the other person's characteristics, behaviors, or beliefs.
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?

A state model policy is available at the New Hampshire School Boards Association.Site exit disclaimer

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

Key Components

Present in New Hampshire State Laws

Present in New Hampshire Model Policy

DEFINITIONS

Purpose

YES

YES

Scope

YES

YES

Prohibited Behavior

YES

YES

Enumerated Groups

YES

NO

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT

District Policy

YES

N/A

District Policy Review

NO

N/A

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS

Definitions

YES

N/A

Reporting

YES

YES

Investigations

YES

YES

Written Records

YES

YES

Consequences

YES

YES

Mental Health

NO

YES

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

Communications

YES

YES

Training/Prevention

YES

YES

Transparency/Monitoring

YES

YES

Legal Remedies

YES

NO

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

What are the New Hampshire state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

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