New York Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Harassment, bullying, intimidation, taunting, and discrimination.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under New York state law?

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

  • Race
  • Color
  • Weight
  • National origin
  • Ethnic group
  • Religion or religious practice
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender or sex

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 York state model policy (PDF - 49 KB) is available on the New York Department of Education website.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in New York State LawsPresent in New York Model Policy
PurposeYESNO
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorYESYES
Enumerated GroupsYESYES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in New York State LawsPresent in New York Model Policy
District PolicyYESN/A
District Policy ReviewYESN/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in New York State LawsPresent in New York Model Policy
DefinitionsYESN/A
ReportingYESYES
InvestigationsYESYES
Written RecordsYESYES
ConsequencesYESYES
Mental HealthYESYES
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in New York State LawsPresent in New York Model Policy
CommunicationsYESYES
Training/PreventionYESYES
Transparency/MonitoringYESYES
Legal RemediesYESNO

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

What are the New York state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit “Dignity for all Students Act” by the New York 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