Idaho 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 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:
- Harm to a student; or
- Damage to a student's property; or
- Reasonable fear of harm to his or her person; or
- Reasonable fear of damage to his or her property; or
- Creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment for a student.
|Include electronic harassment||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
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;
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