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.

What groups are listed under Ohio state law?

There are no specific groups listed under 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?

The Ohio state model policy is available on the Ohio Board of Education website.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in Ohio State LawsPresent in Ohio Model Policy
PurposeYESYES
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorYESYES
Enumerated GroupsNONO
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in Ohio State LawsPresent in Ohio Model Policy
District PolicyYESN/A
District Policy ReviewNON/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Ohio State LawsPresent in Ohio Model Policy
DefinitionsYESN/A
ReportingYESYES
InvestigationsYESYES
Written RecordsYESYES
ConsequencesYESYES
Mental HealthNOYES
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Ohio State LawsPresent in Ohio 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 Ohio state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit “Safe and Supportive Learning” 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) (PDF - 4.6 MB).


Content last updated on March 31, 2014