New Jersey Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under New Jersey state law?

The following groups are listed under New Jersey anti-bullying laws:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Ancestry
  • National origin
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity and expression
  • Mental, physical, or sensory disability
  • Any other distinguishing characteristic

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Is there a state model policy I can use to create anti-bullying policies at my school or district?

The New Jersey state model policy (PDF - 231 KB) is available on the New Jersey Department of Education website.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in New Jersey State LawsPresent in New Jersey Model Policy
PurposeYESYES
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorYESYES
Enumerated GroupsYESYES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in New Jersey State LawsPresent in New Jersey Model Policy
District PolicyYESN/A
District Policy ReviewYESN/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in New Jersey State LawsPresent in New Jersey Model Policy
DefinitionsYESN/A
ReportingYESYES
InvestigationsYESYES
Written RecordsYESYES
ConsequencesYESYES
Mental HealthYESYES
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in New Jersey State LawsPresent in New Jersey 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 Jersey state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit “Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying” by the New Jersey 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