United States Virgin Islands Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

The U.S. Virgin Islands does not have an anti-bullying law. The Board of Education sets requirements for the Department of Education to adopt a policy addressing bullying in U.S. Virgin Islands’ schools.

Bullying, cultural teasing or belittling, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, harassment, hate crimes, intimidation, relational aggression, and sextexting are each defined separately in the Board of Education policy.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

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

There are no specific groups listed under the U.S. Virgin Islands Board of Education policy.

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

The U.S. Virgin Islands Board of Education policy (PDF - 314 KB) Site exit disclaimer is available on the U.S. Virgin Islands Board of Education website (PDF - 314 KB) Site exit disclaimer.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in U.S. Virgin Islands Board Policy
PurposeYES
ScopeYES
Prohibited BehaviorYES
Enumerated GroupsNO
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in U.S. Virgin Islands Board Policy
District PolicyYES
District Policy ReviewYES
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in U.S. Virgin Islands Board Policy
DefinitionsYES
ReportingYES
InvestigationsYES
Written RecordsYES
ConsequencesYES
Mental HealthYES
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in U.S. Virgin Islands Board Policy
CommunicationsYES
Training/PreventionYES
Transparency/MonitoringYES
Legal RemediesNO

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

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

The U.S. 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’ schools.  The board of education policy is available from the U.S. Virgin Islands Board of Education (PDF - 314 KB) Site exit disclaimer.

For More Information

Visit the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education Site exit disclaimer.


Content last updated on March 31, 2014