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 under Utah 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 Utah state model policy (PDF - 123 KB) is available on the Utah State Office of Education website. Additionally, view “XYZ School District Student Discipline Model Policy” (PDF - 97 KB).

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in Utah State LawsPresent in Utah Model Policy
PurposeYESYES
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorYESYES
Enumerated GroupsNONO
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in Utah State LawsPresent in Utah Model Policy
District PolicyYESN/A
District Policy ReviewNON/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Utah State LawsPresent in Utah Model Policy
DefinitionsYESN/A
ReportingNOYES
InvestigationsNOYES
Written RecordsNOYES
ConsequencesNOYES
Mental HealthNOYES
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Utah State LawsPresent in Utah Model Policy
CommunicationsYESYES
Training/PreventionYESYES
Transparency/MonitoringNOYES
Legal RemediesYESYES

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 “Bullying Prevention” by the Utah State Office 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