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South Carolina Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

Key Components

What term is used in the South Carolina anti-bullying laws and regulations?

Harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

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

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

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Is there a state model policy I can use to create anti-bullying policies for my school or district?

The Rhode Island state model policy is available on the South Carolina Department of Education website.

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

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

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

What are the South Carolina laws and regulations that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the South Carolina Department of Education’s “Bullying” website.

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

Content last reviewed on September 26, 2017