new_hampshire

Took effect July 1, 2010

HB 1523 (2010); Update which revises the Pupil Safety and Violence Prevention Act. “The sole purpose of this chapter is to protect all children from bullying and cyberbullying.” RSA 193-F:2 through RSA 193-F:5 are repealed and reenacted, and 193-F: 6 through 193-F:10 added. Takes effect beginning July 1, 2010. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2010/hb1523.html

The school board of each school district shall adopt a written policy prohibiting bullying, harassment, intimidation, and cyberbullying. A school district shall involve, to the greatest extent practicable, pupils, parents, administrators, school staff, school volunteers, community representatives, and local law enforcement agencies in the process of developing the policy. To the extent possible, the school district policy should be integrated with the school’s curriculum, discipline poli­cies, behavior programs, and other violence prevention efforts.

2000 N.H. Laws, S.B. 360; HB 1523; Creates the Pupil Safety and Violence Prevention Act.  Requires local school boards to adopt a pupil safety and violence prevention policy that addresses bullying and provides technical assistance. Requires school employees to report any information regarding bullying behavior to the school principal and provides immunity to any school employee who makes such a report from any cause of action arising from a failure to remedy the reported incident.

http://www.bullypolice.org/nh_law.html

Criminal electronic harassment (does not expressly include electronic forms): http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/lxii/644/644-4.htm