North Carolina Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

What term is used in the North Carolina anti-bullying laws?

Bullying or harassing behavior.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under North Carolina state law?

The following groups are listed under North Carolina anti-bullying laws:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Ancestry
  • National origin
  • Gender
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Academic status
  • Gender identity
  • Physical appearance
  • Sexual orientation
  • Mental, physical, developmental or sensory disability
  • Association with a person who has or is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics

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

North Carolina does not have a state model policy.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in North Carolina State Laws
PurposeYES
ScopeYES
Prohibited BehaviorYES
Enumerated GroupsYES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in North Carolina State Laws
District PolicyYES
District Policy ReviewYES
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in North Carolina State Laws
DefinitionsYES
ReportingYES
InvestigationsYES
Written RecordsNO
ConsequencesYES
Mental HealthNO
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in North Carolina State Laws
CommunicationsYES
Training/PreventionYES
Transparency/MonitoringNO
Legal RemediesYES

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

What are the North Carolina state laws that cover bullying?

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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