Texas Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying and harassment are defined separately.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.  

What groups are listed under Texas state law?

There are no specific groups listed under Texas 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?

Texas does not have a state model policy.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in Texas State Laws
PurposeYES
ScopeYES
Prohibited BehaviorYES
Enumerated GroupsNO
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in Texas State Laws
District PolicyYES
District Policy ReviewNO
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Texas State Laws
DefinitionsNO
ReportingYES
InvestigationsYES
Written RecordsNO
ConsequencesYES
Mental HealthYES
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Texas State Laws
CommunicationsYES
Training/PreventionYES
Transparency/MonitoringNO
Legal RemediesNO

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

What are the Texas state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit “Coordinated School Health: Bullying and Cyberbullying” Site exit disclaimer by the Texas Education Agency.

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