South Carolina Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

What term is used in the South Carolina anti-bullying laws?

Harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under South Carolina state law?

There are no specific groups listed under South Carolina 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 Rhode Island state model policy Site exit disclaimer is available on the South Carolina State Department of Education website. Site exit disclaimer

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

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

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

What are the South Carolina state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the South Carolina Department of Education website Site exit disclaimer

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