United States Virgin Islands Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

What term is used in the U.S. Virgin Islands anti-bullying laws?

The United States Virgin Islands does not have an anti-bullying law. The board of education policy sets requirements for the Department of Education to adopt a policy addressing bullying in U.S. Virgin Islands school districts.  The board of education policy prohibits bullying, cultural teasing or belittling, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, harassment, hate crimes, intimidation, relational aggression, and sexting. Each of these terms is defined separately.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes. The United States Virgin Islands does not have an anti-bullying law. The board of education policy covers cyberbullying.

What groups are listed under U.S. Virgin Islands law?

There are no specific groups listed in the U.S. Virgin Islands board of education policy.

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Is there a state model policy I can use to create anti-bullying policies at my school or district?

The board of education policy for the U.S. Virgin Islands public schools is available from the U.S. Virgin Islands Board of Education.

Which of the key components can be found in U.S. Virgin Islands anti-bullying laws and policies?

Key ComponentsPresent in U.S. Virgin Islands LawsPresent in U.S. Virgin Islands Board Policy
DEFINITIONS
Purpose-YES
Scope-YES
Prohibited Behavior-YES
Enumerated Groups-NO
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
District Policy-YES
District Policy Review-YES
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Definitions-YES
Reporting-YES
Investigations-NO
Written Records-YES
Consequences-YES
Mental Health-YES
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Communications-YES
Training/Prevention-YES
Transparency/Monitoring-YES
Legal Remedies-NO

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

What are the U.S. Virgin Islands state laws that cover bullying?

The United States Virgin Islands does not have an anti-bullying law. The board of education policy sets requirements for the Department of Education to adopt a policy addressing bullying in U.S. Virgin Islands school districts.  The board of education policy is available from the U.S. Virgin Islands Board of Education.

For More Information

Visit the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education.