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 under New Hampshire anti-bullying laws. Bullying based on actual or perceived personal characteristics, behaviors, or beliefs, or bullying motivated by associations with other students is prohibited.

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?

The New Hampshire state policy guidance document (PDF - 245 KB) is available on the New Hampshire Department of Education website.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in New Hampshire State LawsPresent in New Hampshire Model Policy
PurposeYESYES
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorYESYES
Enumerated GroupsNONO
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in New Hampshire State LawsPresent in New Hampshire Model Policy
District PolicyYESYES
District Policy ReviewNONO
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in New Hampshire State LawsPresent in New Hampshire Model Policy
DefinitionsYESNO
ReportingYESYES
InvestigationsYESYES
Written RecordsYESYES
ConsequencesYESYES
Mental HealthNOYES
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in New Hampshire State LawsPresent in New Hampshire Model Policy
CommunicationsYESYES
Training/PreventionYESYES
Transparency/MonitoringYESYES
Legal RemediesYESYES

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

Visit “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) (PDF - 4.6 MB).


Content last updated on March 31, 2014