Texas Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying. Harassment is defined separately.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.  

What groups are listed under Texas state law?

There are no specific groups listed in 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 model policy.

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

Key Components

Present in Texas State Laws

DEFINITIONS

Purpose

YES

Scope

YES

Prohibited Behavior

YES

Enumerated Groups

NO

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT

District Policy

YES

District Policy Review

NO

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS

Definitions

NO

Reporting

YES

Investigations

YES

Written Records

NO

Consequences

YES

Mental Health

YES

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

Communications

YES

Training/Prevention

YES

Transparency/Monitoring

NO

Legal Remedies

NO

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

See “Coordinated School Health: Bullying and CyberbullyingSite exit disclaimer by the Texas Department of Education.

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