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 Components Present in Texas State Laws Present in Texas Model Policy
Purpose YES N/A
Scope YES N/A
Prohibited Behavior YES N/A
Enumerated Groups NO N/A
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key Components Present in Texas State Laws Present in Texas Model Policy
District Policy YES N/A
District Policy Review NO N/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in Texas State Laws Present in Texas Model Policy
Definitions NO N/A
Reporting YES N/A
Investigations YES N/A
Written Records YES N/A
Consequences YES N/A
Mental Health YES N/A
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in Texas State Laws Present in Texas Model Policy
Communications YES N/A
Training/Prevention YES N/A
Transparency/Monitoring NO N/A
Legal Remedies NO N/A

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 the Texas Education Agency’s “Coordinated School Health: Bullying and CyberbullyingSite exit disclaimer webpage.

The key component framework used in the analysis of state laws is based on the review of legislation presented in the “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011” (U.S. Department of Education) (PDF - 4.56 MB).


Content last updated on June 28, 2016