Bully Center Cyberbullying Support

South Carolina 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:

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

 

Is it bullying?1

 

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

 

Summary2

  • State has a law pertaining to bullying
  • The term cyberbullying is NOT 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 NOT follow federal law for off-campus bullying behavior

 

School's reponsibility for OFF campus bullying

News about Bullying in South Carolina

 

 

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