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Florida Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying and harassment are defined separately.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

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

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

  • Sex
  • Religion
  • Race

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 Florida state model policy is available on the Florida Department of Education website .

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

DEFINITIONS
Key Components Present in Florida State Laws and Regulations Present in Florida Model Policy
Purpose YES YES
Scope YES YES
Prohibited Behavior YES YES
Enumerated Groups YES YES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key Components Present in Florida State Laws and Regulations Present in Florida Model Policy
District Policy YES N/A
District Policy Review YES N/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in Florida State Laws and Regulations Present in Florida 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 Florida State Laws and Regulations Present in Florida Model Policy
Communications YES YES
Training/Prevention YES YES
Transparency/Monitoring YES YES
Legal Remedies NO YES

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

What are the Florida laws and regulations that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the Florida Department of Education’s “Bullying Prevention” 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