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 law, although not limited to behavior based on characteristics:

  • 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?
A state model policy is available at the New Mexico Public Education Department Site exit disclaimer.

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

Key Components

Present in New Mexico State Laws

Present in New Mexico Model Policy

DEFINITIONS

Purpose

YES

YES

Scope

YES

YES

Prohibited Behavior

YES

YES

Enumerated Groups

YES

YES

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

NO

YES

Consequences

YES

YES

Mental Health

NO

NO

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 New Mexico state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the New Mexico Public Education Department Site exit disclaimer website.

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