Connecticut Anti-Bullying Law
If you are being bullied on school grounds, according to state law, you may contact the followng authoraties:
- School Principal, teacher, and/or counselor.
- School Superintendent.
If you are being cyber-bullied you may report the harassment to the following people,
- Website, application, server administrator.
- School faculty
In the state of Connecticut "bullying" is defined as the means of acts of one student or a
group of students directed against another student(s) with the intent to:
Either electronically or on school grounds.
|Include electronic harassment||Yes|
|Require School Policy||Yes|
|Include off campus behaviors?||Yes|
- State has a law pertaining to bullying
- The term cyberbullying is specifically included
- The law does include electronic harassment
- The law does NOT provide for criminal sanctions
- The law does have a school policy on bullying
- State does follow federal law for off-campus bullying behavior
School may enforce policies OFF campus if any harassment either physical/electronical from one student to another causes:
- Hostile Environment
- Substantial disruptions in educational environment
Each school must create a policy for both ON/OFF campus that prohibit bullying
1Horowitz, M. & Bollinger, D.M. (2014). Cyberbullying in social media within educational institutions. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield