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?

A state model policy, “Model Policy Prohibiting Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying,” is available by request from the South Carolina State Department of Education.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in South Carolina State LawsPresent in South Carolina Model Policy
PurposeYESYES
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorYESYES
Enumerated GroupsNONO
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in South Carolina State LawsPresent in South Carolina Model Policy
District PolicyYESN/A
District Policy ReviewNON/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in South Carolina State LawsPresent in South Carolina Model Policy
DefinitionsYESN/A
ReportingYESYES
InvestigationsYESYES
Written RecordsNOYES
ConsequencesYESYES
Mental HealthNONO
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in South Carolina State LawsPresent in South Carolina Model Policy
CommunicationsYESYES
Training/PreventionYESYES
Transparency/MonitoringNONO
Legal RemediesYESNO

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.

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 March 31, 2014