How Are School Districts Legally Responsible for Bullying?

Summary: This article summarizes schools’ legal responsibility to address bullying. Though the laws vary from state to state, certain key components remain constant, including the fact that these incidents must be investigated and properly reported.

Source:Amelia Harper, Education DIVE, October 2, 2018

Categories: Anti-Bullying, Educational Equity, Codes of Conduct, Student Behavior

Description: “The month of October has been designated as National Bullying Prevention Month. During a recent survey, roughly one-third of students reported that they had experienced bullying during the 2017-18 school year. Bullying has long been an issue in schools, but the growth of social media has added cyberbullying to the mix, increasing the ways students can harm one another. While bullying can result in direct physical injury, it also can result in emotional distress.”

Read the full article here!

Scroll to Top