Puerto Rico Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

What term is used in the Puerto Rico anti-bullying laws?

Harassment and Bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

No.

What groups are listed under Puerto Rico state law?

There are no specific groups listed in Puerto Rico 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?

Puerto Rico's public schools are contained in a single district that publishes a Student Code of Conduct (Reglamento General de Estudiantes).

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

Key ComponentsPresent in Puerto Rico Laws
DEFINITIONS
Purpose

YES

Scope

YES

Prohibited Behavior

YES

Enumerated Groups

NO

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
District Policy

YES

District Policy Review

YES

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Definitions

YES

Reporting

YES

Investigations

YES

Written Records

NO

Consequences

YES

Mental Health

NO

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Communications

NO

Training/Prevention

YES

Transparency/Monitoring

YES

Legal Remedies

NO

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

What are the Puerto Rico state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

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