massachusetts

CHAPTER 92 AN ACT RELATIVE TO BULLYING IN SCHOOLS. (see Senate, No. 2404) Approved by the Governor, May 3, 2010; Includes cyberbullying and addresses those behaviors that “materially and substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of the school.”  Includes behaviors that occur: “at a location, activity, function or pro­gram that is not school-related, or through the use of technology or an electronic device that is not owned, leased or used by a school district or school, if the bullying creates a hostile environment at school for the victim, infringes on the rights of the victim at school or materially and substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of a school.” http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2010/Chapter92

S.B. 261 (S2323); https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXII/Chapter71/Section37O

Each school district, common­wealth charter school and non-public school shall provide to all school staff annual written notice of the bullying preven­tion and intervention plan. The faculty and staff at each school shall be trained annually on the bullying prevention and intervention plan applicable to the school. Relevant sections of the bullying prevention and intervention plan shall be in­cluded in a district or school employee handbook. Define clearly what cyber bullying is and how severe it can be on schools. (includes private schools)

Criminal electronic harassment: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter265/Section43A