Bully Center Cyberbullying Support

Washington D.C. Anti-Bullying Law

What to do if being bullied?

Are you being cyberbullied?

School responsiblity

News

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 Washington D.C.
Bullying Law Yes
Include "cyberbullying" No
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 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 follow federal law for off-campus bullying behavior

 

School's reponsibility for OFF campus bullying

News about Bullying in Washington D.C.

 

 

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