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 law?

There are no specific groups listed under Puerto Rico anti-bullying laws.

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Is there a model policy I can use to create anti-bullying policies at my school or district?

The Puerto Rico model policy for the prevention and prohibition of bullying Site exit disclaimer and model bullying prevention and intervention plan Site exit disclaimer are available on the Puerto Rico Department of Education website Site exit disclaimer.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in Puerto Rico LawsPresent in Puerto Rico Board Policy
PurposeYESYES
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorYESYES
Enumerated GroupsNONO
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in Puerto Rico LawsPresent in Puerto Rico Board Policy
District PolicyYESN/A
District Policy ReviewYESN/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Puerto Rico LawsPresent in Puerto Rico Board Policy
DefinitionsYESYES
ReportingYESYES
InvestigationsYESYES
Written RecordsNOYES
ConsequencesYESYES
Mental HealthYESYES
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Puerto Rico LawsPresent in Puerto Rico Board Policy
CommunicationsYESYES
Training/PreventionYESYES
Transparency/MonitoringYESYES
Legal RemediesNONO

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

What are the Puerto Rico laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the Puerto Rico Department of Education Site exit disclaimer.

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 May 4, 2015