New Mexico Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying. Harassment is defined separately.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under New Mexico state law?

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

  • Race
  • Color
  • Sex
  • Ethnicity
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Sexual orientation

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 Mexico state model policy (PDF - 714 KB) Site exit disclaimer is available on the New Mexico Public Education Department website. Site exit disclaimer

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in New Mexico State LawsPresent in New Mexico Model Policy
PurposeYESYES
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorYESYES
Enumerated GroupsYESYES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in New Mexico State LawsPresent in New Mexico Model Policy
District PolicyYESN/A
District Policy ReviewNON/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in New Mexico State LawsPresent in New Mexico Model Policy
DefinitionsYESN/A
ReportingYESYES
InvestigationsYESYES
Written RecordsNOYES
ConsequencesYESYES
Mental HealthNONO
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in New Mexico State LawsPresent in New Mexico Model Policy
CommunicationsYESYES
Training/PreventionYESYES
Transparency/MonitoringNOYES
Legal RemediesNONO

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

What are the New Mexico state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit “Stop Bullying in New Mexico Schools” Site exit disclaimer by the New Mexico Public Education Department.

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