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Pennsylvania Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

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

There are no specific groups listed under Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania state policy guidance is available at the Pennsylvania Department of Education website .

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

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

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

What are the Pennsylvania laws and regulations that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the Pennsylvania 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 22, 2017

Content last reviewed on September 26, 2017