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Delaware Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

Key Components

What terms are used in Delaware anti-bullying laws and regulations?

Bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under Delaware anti-bullying laws and regulations?

The following groups are listed under Delaware anti-bullying laws and regulations:

  • Race
  • Age
  • Marital Status
  • Creed
  • Religion
  • Color
  • Sex
  • Disability
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression
  • National Origin


This subsection does not preclude schools from identifying other reasons or criteria why a person is a target of bullying.

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 for my school or district?

The Delaware state model policy is available at the Delaware Department of Education website .

Which of the key components can be found in Delaware anti-bullying laws, regulations, and model policies?

DEFINITIONS
Key Components Present in Delaware State Laws and Regulations Present in Delaware Model Policy
Purpose YES YES
Scope YES YES
Prohibited Behavior YES YES
Enumerated Groups YES NO
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key Components Present in Delaware State Laws and Regulations Present in Delaware Model Policy
District Policy YES N/A
District Policy Review YES N/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in Delaware State Laws and Regulations Present in Delaware Model Policy
Definitions YES YES
Reporting YES YES
Investigations YES YES
Written Records YES YES
Consequences YES YES
Mental Health YES YES
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in Delaware State Laws and Regulations Present in Delaware Model Policy
Communications YES YES
Training/Prevention YES YES
Transparency/Monitoring YES YES
Legal Remedies NO NO

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

What are the Delaware laws and regulations that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the Delaware Department of Education’s “Climate and Discipline” webpage.

The key component framework used in the analysis of state laws is based on the review of legislation presented in the “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011” (U.S. Department of Education).

 

Content last updated on June 21, 2017

Content last reviewed on September 26, 2017