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?

Yes.

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 state 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 model bullying prevention and intervention plan Site exit disclaimer and model policy for bullying prevention, intervention, and follow-through 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 Components Present in Puerto Rico Laws Present in Puerto Rico Board Policy
Purpose YES YES
Scope YES YES
Prohibited Behavior YES YES
Enumerated Groups NO YES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key Components Present in Puerto Rico Laws Present in Puerto Rico Board Policy
District Policy YES N/A
District Policy Review YES N/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in Puerto Rico Laws Present in Puerto Rico Board Policy
Definitions YES YES
Reporting YES YES
Investigations YES YES
Written Records NO YES
Consequences YES YES
Mental Health YES YES
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in Puerto Rico Laws Present in Puerto Rico Board Policy
Communications YES YES
Training/Prevention YES YES
Transparency/Monitoring YES YES
Legal Remedies NO YES

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

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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