south_dakota

Bullying law signed by the Governor on March 22, 2012.  “Bullying consists of repeated physical, verbal, non-verbal, written, electronic, or any conduct directed toward a student that is so pervasive, severe, and objectively offensive …” “Neither the physical location nor the time of day of any incident involving the use of computers or other electronic devices is a defense to any disciplinary action taken by a school district for conduct determined to meet the definition of bullying in section 2 of this Act.”

Adoption of a bullying policy: http://www.sdlegislature.gov/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=13-32-14

Bullying defined: http://www.sdlegislature.gov/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=13-32-15

Bullying policy requirements: http://www.sdlegislature.gov/Statutes/Codified_Laws/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=13-32-16

Action for damages from bullying – immunity from reporting: http://www.sdlegislature.gov/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=13-32-17

Incidents involving electronic devices: http://www.sdlegislature.gov/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=13-32-18

Model bullying policy: http://www.sdlegislature.gov/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=13-32-19

Criminal electronic harassment: http://sdlegislature.gov/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Statute=49-31-31&Type=Statute