Cyberbullying Prevention Law – An ADL Model Statute
Posted: May 20, 2009
The State Board of Education should play a significant role in the implementation of any bullying prevention policy. School Districts will take their lead from the Superintendents, and the State Department of Education.
The State should lead by example and provide inclusive sample policies so that schools districts have guidance in creating comprehensive policies.
Model bill language:
The State Board of Education shall:
a) Develop a model policy and training materials on the components that should be included in any district policy;
b) Periodically review school district programs, activities, and services to determine whether the school boards are complying with this statute;
c) Compile and make available to all schools a list of programs appropriate for the prevention of harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyberbullying of students;
d) Establish and maintain a central repository for the collection and analysis of information regarding harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyberbullying as defined in this statute;
e) Report to the state legislature annually on the current levels and nature of harassment, intimidation, and bullying in the schools and the effectiveness of school policies under this statute in combating harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyberbullying, including recommendations for appropriate actions to address identified problems.