Bully Center Cyberbullying Support

Idaho Anti-Bullying Law

What to do if being bullied?

Are you being cyberbullied?

School responsiblity


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. Parents


Is it bullying?1

In the state of Idaho "bullying" is defined as an act of harassment, intimidation or bullying against another student through intentional gesture, any intentional written, verbal or physical act or threat such that they may appear to committ:

  1. Harm to a student; or
  2. Damage to a student's property; or
  3. Reasonable fear of harm to his or her person; or
  4. Reasonable fear of damage to his or her property; or
  5. Creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment for a student.


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



  • State has a law pertaining to bullying
  • The term cyberbullying is NOT specifically included
  • The law does include electronic harassment
  • The law does provide for criminal sanctions
  • The law does have a school policy on bullying
  • State does NOT follow federal law for off-campus bullying behavior


School's reponsibility for OFF campus bullying

In the state of Idaho schools' do not have an official policy for dealing with OFF-CAMPUS incidents, however The local school board has the duty to prescribe rules for bullying, harassment, and intimidation.

If such incidents occur, the school board may issue a temporary suspension to the student that has committed any of the bullying definition criterias; 

News about Bullying in Idaho




1Horowitz, M. & Bollinger, D.M. (2014). Cyberbullying in social media within educational institutions. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield; https://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title33/T33CH2SECT33-205.htm