Our analysis: (April 18, 2014): http://cyberbullying.org/minnesotas-new-bullying-law

“Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act” (July 1, 2014). “‘Cyberbullying’ means bullying using technology or other electronic communication, including, but not limited to, a transfer of a sign, signal, writing, image, sound, or data, including a post on a social network Internet Web site or forum, transmitted through a computer, cell phone, or other electronic device.” Also includes off-campus behaviors.

“Student bullying policy; scope and application. (a) This section applies to bullying by a student against another student enrolled in a public school and which occurs:

(1) on the school premises, at the school functions or activities, or on the school transportation;
(2) by use of electronic technology and communications on the school premises, during the school functions or activities, on the school transportation, or on the school computers, networks, forums, and mailing lists; or
(3) by use of electronic technology and communications off the school premises to the extent such use substantially and materially disrupts student learning or the school environment.”


S.B. 646, 2007 Statutes §121A.0695; Includes electronic forms be incorporated into harassment prevention policies; https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bin/bldbill.php?bill=S0646.0.html&session=ls85

S.F. No. 971; https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bin/bldbill.php?bill=S0971.2.html&session=ls86

Criminal electronic harassment (doesn’t expressly include electronic): 609.748 HARASSMENT