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New York Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Harassment, bullying, intimidation, taunting, and discrimination.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

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

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

  • Race
  • Color
  • Weight
  • National origin
  • Ethnic group
  • Religion or religious practice
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender or sex

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 New York state model policy is available on the New York State Education Department website .

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

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

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

What are the New York laws and regulations that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the New York State Education Department’s “The Dignity Act” 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 22, 2017

Content last reviewed on September 26, 2017