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Connecticut Anti-Bullying Law

What to do if being bullied?

Are you being cyberbullied?

School responsiblity

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What to do if you or a friend are being bullied?

If you are being bullied on school grounds, according to state law, you may contact the followng authoraties:

  1. School Principal, teacher, and/or counselor.
  2. School Superintendent.
  3. Parents

If you are being cyber-bullied you may report the harassment to the following people,

  1. Website, application, server administrator.
  2. School faculty
  3. Parents

 

Is it bullying?1

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:

  1. Ridicule
  2. Harass
  3. Humiliate
  4. Intimidate

Either electronically or on school grounds.

State Connecticut 
Bullying Law Yes
Include "cyberbullying" Yes 
Include electronic harassment Yes 
Criminal Sanction No 
School sanction Yes 
Require School Policy Yes 
Include off campus behaviors? Yes 

 

Summary2

  • 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's reponsibility for OFF campus bullying

 School may enforce policies OFF campus if any harassment either physical/electronical from one student to another causes:

  1. Hostile Environment
  2. Substantial disruptions in educational environment

Each school must create a policy for both ON/OFF campus that prohibit bullying

News about Bullying in Connecticut

 

 

Resources

1Horowitz, M. & Bollinger, D.M. (2014). Cyberbullying in social media within educational institutions. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield

2http://cyberbullying.org/Bullying-and-Cyberbullying-Laws.pdf

3https://www.cga.ct.gov/coc/pdfs/bullying/bullying_statutes_11-10.pdf