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Nebraska Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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