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 in 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?

A state model policy is available at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Additionally, view the “Bullying Prevention Guidelines.”

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

Key ComponentsPresent in Wisconsin State LawsPresent in Wisconsin Model Policy

DEFINITIONS

Purpose

YES

YES

Scope

YES

YES

Prohibited Behavior

NO

YES

Enumerated Groups

NO

YES

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT

District Policy

YES

N/A

District Policy Review

NO

N/A

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS

Definitions

YES

N/A

Reporting

YES

YES

Investigations

YES

YES

Written Records

NO

YES

Consequences

YES

YES

Mental Health

NO

YES

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

Communications

YES

YES

Training/Prevention

NO

YES

Transparency/Monitoring

NO

YES

Legal Remedies

NO

NO

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

See “Resources for Safe and Respectful Schools” by the Wisconsin Department of Education.

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