Colorado Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

What term is used in Colorado anti-bullying laws?

 

Bullying. 

 

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

 

No. 

 

What groups are listed under Colorado state law?

 

There are no specific groups listed in Colorado anti-bullying laws. 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 at my school or district?

 

A state model policy is available at the Colorado Attorney General.

 

Which of the key components can be found in Colorado anti-bullying laws and policies?

 

 

Key Components

Present in Colorado State Laws

Present in Colorado Model Policy

 

 

DEFINITIONS

 

 

Purpose

 NO               

YES

Scope

YES

YES

Prohibited Behavior

YES

YES

Enumerated Groups

NO

YES

 

 

 

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT

 

 

District Policy

YES

N/A

District Policy Review

YES

N/A

 

 

 

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS

 

 

Definitions

YES

N/A

Reporting

NO

YES

Investigations

NO

YES

Written Records

NO

YES

Consequences

YES

YES

Mental Health

NO

YES

 

 

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

 

Communications

YES

YES

Training/Prevention

YES

YES

Transparency/Monitoring

NO

YES

Legal Remedies

NO

YES

 

 

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

 

What are the Colorado state laws that cover bullying?

 

Colorado Revised Statutes §22-32-109.1 (2) – Community consultation on safe school plan, including conduct and discipline code 

 

For More Information

 

See “Bullying Prevention and Intervention ” by the Colorado Department of Education.

 

Information for this page was developed from “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011” (U.S. Department of Education) and copied from www.stopbullying.gov

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