Tennessee Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

What term is used in the Tennessee anti-bullying laws?

Harassment, intimidation, bullying, or cyberbullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes. 

What groups are listed under Tennessee state law?

There are no specific groups listed under Tennessee 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 Tennessee state model policy (PDF - 44 KB) is available on the Tennessee Department of Education website.

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

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

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

What are the Tennessee state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit “Bullying and Harassment” by the Tennessee Department of Education.

Information for this page was developed from “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011” (U.S. Department of Education) (PDF - 4.56 MB).


Content last updated on March 31, 2014