Georgia 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.
In the state of Georgia "bullying" is define as an act that causes:
- The expresasble attempt or threat to inflict injury on another person;
- The victim to feel reason to fear or expect immediate bodily harm;
- A Student to feel threatened, harassed, or intimidated
- Another person substantial physical harm;
- Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student's education;
- Severe, persistent, pervasive, intimidating, or threatening educational environment;
- Substantial disruption to the orderly operation of the school.
And this may occur on:
- School property, vehicles, bus stops, and school related functions or activities;
Or by use of data or software that is accessed through a computer, computer system, computer network, or other electronic technology of a local school system.
|Include electronic harassment||Yes|
|Require School Policy||Yes|
|Include off campus behaviors?||Proposed|
- State has a law pertaining to bullying
- The term cyberbullying is being PROPOSED
- The law does include electronic harassment
- The law does NOT provide for criminal sanctions
- The law does have a school policy on bullying
- State is PROPOSING federal law for off-campus bullying behavior
School may enforce policies if bullying occurs on:
- School grounds, transport, bus stops, and activity events
Each student code of conduct must contain provisions that address any OFF-CAMPUS behavior of a student that could result in a student being criminally charged with a felony and might make the continued presence of the student a danger to others.
1Horowitz, M. & Bollinger, D.M. (2014). Cyberbullying in social media within educational institutions. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield