Wisconsin Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under Wisconsin state law?

There are no specific groups listed under Wisconsin anti-bullying laws.

Schools that receive federal funding are required by federal law to address discrimination on a number of different personal characteristics. Find out when bullying may be a civil rights violation.

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

The Wisconsin state model policy (Word - 49 KB) is available on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) website. Additionally, view “DPI’s Model Bullying Prevention Program” (PDF - 768 KB).

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in Wisconsin State LawsPresent in Wisconsin Model Policy
PurposeYESYES
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorNOYES
Enumerated GroupsNOYES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in Wisconsin State LawsPresent in Wisconsin Model Policy
District PolicyYESN/A
District Policy ReviewNON/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Wisconsin State LawsPresent in Wisconsin Model Policy
DefinitionsYESN/A
ReportingYESYES
InvestigationsYESYES
Written RecordsNOYES
ConsequencesYESYES
Mental HealthNOYES
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Wisconsin State LawsPresent in Wisconsin Model Policy
CommunicationsYESYES
Training/PreventionNOYES
Transparency/MonitoringNOYES
Legal RemediesNONO

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

What are the Wisconsin state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit “Resources for Safe and Respectful Schools” by the Wisconsin DPI.

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