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Nebraska Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

Key Components

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

Bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

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

There are no specific groups listed under Nebraska anti-bullying laws or regulations.

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

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

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

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What are the Nebraska state laws and regulations that cover bullying?

How are bullying and cyberbullying defined in Nebraska anti-bullying laws and regulations?

Nebraska anti-bullying laws include the following definition of bullying:

“Bullying” means any ongoing pattern of physical, verbal, or electronic abuse on school grounds, in a vehicle owned, leased, or contracted by a school being used for a school purpose by a school employee or his or her designee, or at school-sponsored activities or school-sponsored athletic events.

R.R.S. Neb. § 79-2,137 (2008)

Do Nebraska anti-bullying laws and regulations cover cyberbullying that occurs off-campus?

No. Nebraska anti-bullying laws do not cover off-campus conduct.

What are the policy requirements for schools to prevent and respond to bullying behavior?

Nebraska school districts must develop and adopt a policy concerning bullying prevention and education for all students. Nebraska anti-bullying laws do no prescribe specific content for school district bullying policies.

Nebraska anti-bullying laws require districts to review policies annually.

Do Nebraska anti-bullying laws and regulations include protections for specific groups?

No. There are no specific groups listed under Nebraska anti-bullying laws or regulations.

Nebraska 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.

Do Nebraska anti-bullying laws and regulations encourage or require districts to implement bullying prevention programs or strategies?

No. Nebraska anti-bullying laws do not require districts to implement bullying prevention programs or strategies.

Do Nebraska anti-bullying laws and regulations encourage or require districts to train teachers and other school staff on how to prevent and respond to bullying incidents?

No. Nebraska anti-bullying laws do not require districts train teachers and other school staff on how to respond to bullying incidents.

Do Nebraska anti-bullying laws and regulations encourage or require districts to provide safeguards or mental health supports for students involved with bullying?

No. Nebraska anti-bullying laws do not require districts to provide safeguards or mental health supports for students involved with bullying.

Do Nebraska anti-bullying laws and regulations involve parents in efforts to address bullying behavior?

No. Nebraska anti-bullying laws do not create expectations for parent involvement in addressing bullying.

For More Information

Visit the Nebraska Department of Education Bullying Prevention” webpage and/or view the Nebraska state model policy on bullying and harassment.

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 20, 2017