Pennsylvania Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under Pennsylvania state law?

There are no specific groups listed under Pennsylvania 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?

Pennsylvania does not have a state model policy.

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

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

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What are the Pennsylvania 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 - 4.6 MB).


Content last updated on June 28, 2016