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 in 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?

Key ComponentsPresent in South Carolina State LawsPresent in South Carolina Model Policy

DEFINITIONS

Purpose

YES

YES

Scope

YES

YES

Prohibited Behavior

YES

YES

Enumerated Groups

NO

NO

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT

District Policy

YES

N/A

District Policy Review

NO

N/A

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS

Definitions

YES

N/A

Reporting

YES

YES

Investigations

YES

YES

Written Records

NO

YES

Consequences

YES

YES

Mental Health

NO

NO

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

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.

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