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 law, although not limited to behavior based on characteristics:

  • 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

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, Policy for Anti-Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination, is available by request from the North Carolina State Board of Education.Site exit disclaimer

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

Key Components

Present in North Carolina State Laws

Present in North Carolina Model Policy

DEFINITIONS

Purpose

YES

NO

Scope

YES

NO

Prohibited Behavior

YES

NO

Enumerated Groups

YES

NO

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT

District Policy

YES

N/A

District Policy Review

YES

N/A

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS

Definitons

YES

N/A

Reporting

YES

NO

Investigations

YES

YES

Written Records

NO

YES

Consequences

YES

NO

Mental Health

NO

NO

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

Communications

YES

YES

Training/Prevention

YES

YES

Transparency/Monitoring

NO

YES

Legal Remedies

YES

NO

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

What are the North Carolina state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

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Information for th2s page was developed from “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011” (U.S. Department of Education).