Ohio Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

What term is used in the Ohio anti-bullying laws?

Harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.  (Effective as of 11/4/2012)

What groups are listed under Ohio state law?

There are no specific groups listed in Ohio anti-bullying laws.
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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 Ohio Board of Education Site exit disclaimer.

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

Key Components

Present in Ohio State Laws

Present in Ohio Model Policy

DEFINITIONS

Purpose

YES

YES

Scope

YES

YES

Prohibited Behavior

YES

YES

Enumerated Groups

NO

NO

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT

District Policy

YES

N/A

District Policy Review

NO

N/A

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS

Definitons

YES

N/A

Reporting

YES

YES

Investigations

YES

YES

Written Records

YES

YES

Consequences

YES

YES

Mental Health

NO

YES

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

Communications

YES

YES

Training/Prevention

YES

YES

Transparency/Monitoring

YES

YES

Legal Remedies

YES

NO

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

What are the Ohio state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

See “Safe and Supportive LearningSite exit disclaimer by the Ohio Department of Education.
Information for this page was developed from “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011” (U.S. Department of Education).