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 Components Present in North Carolina State Laws Present in North Carolina Model Policy
Purpose YES N/A
Scope YES N/A
Prohibited Behavior YES N/A
Enumerated Groups YES N/A
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key Components Present in North Carolina State Laws Present in North Carolina Model Policy
District Policy YES N/A
District Policy Review YES N/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in North Carolina State Laws Present in North Carolina Model Policy
Definitions YES N/A
Reporting YES N/A
Investigations YES N/A
Written Records NO N/A
Consequences YES N/A
Mental Health NO N/A
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in North Carolina State Laws Present in North Carolina Model Policy
Communications YES N/A
Training/Prevention YES N/A
Transparency/Monitoring NO N/A
Legal Remedies YES N/A

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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The key component framework used in the analysis of state laws is based on the review of legislation presented in the “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011” (U.S. Department of Education) (PDF - 4.56 MB).


Content last updated on June 28, 2016