Utah Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying. Harassment and hazing are defined separately.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes. 

What groups are listed under Utah state law?

There are no specific groups listed in Utah’s 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 is available at the Utah Department of Education. Additionally, view XYZ School District Student Discipline Model Policy.

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

Key ComponentsPresent in Utah State LawsPresent in Utah 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

NO

YES

Investigations

NO

YES

Written Records

NO

YES

Consequences

NO

YES

Mental Health

NO

YES

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

Communications

YES

YES

Training/Prevention

YES

YES

Transparency/Monitoring

NO

YES

Legal Remedies

YES

YES

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

What are the Utah state laws that cover bullying?

 

For More Information

Visit the Utah State Office of Education website.

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