Anti-bullying laws and policies by state

State and local lawmakers have taken action to prevent bullying and protect children. Through laws (in their state education codes and elsewhere) and model policies (that provide guidance to districts and schools), each state addresses bullying differently.
Find out how your state refers to bullying in its laws and what they require on part of schools and districts.


Bullying And How it Affects People

Bullying may be defined as the activity of repeated, aggressive behavior intended to cause harm to another person, physically, mentally or emotionally. Physical, verbal, and relational bullying exists mostly in elementary school and could also begin much earlier in preschool. Cyber-bullying, is the most destructive and common form today. It is more common in middle school than in elementary school.