washington

RCS 28A.300.285 (2010): http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=28A.300.285. “By August 1, 2011, each school district shall adopt or amend if necessary a policy and procedure…”

“‘Harassment, intimidation, or bullying’ means any intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by any characteristic in RCW 9A.36.080(3), or other distinguishing characteristics, when the intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act…”

Implicitly includes off campus behaviors because it includes behaviors that have: “…the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.”

“The Washington state school directors’ association, with the assistance of the office of the superintendent of public instruction, shall convene an advisory committee to develop a model policy prohibiting acts of harassment, intimidation, or bullying that are conducted via elec­tronic means by a student while on school grounds and during the school day. The policy shall include a requirement that materials meant to educate parents and students about the seriousness of cyberbullying be disseminated to parents or made available on the school district’s web site.”

S.B. 5288, 2007: Revised Code of Washington §28A.300.285; Adds cyber bullying to the Harassment and bullying Act that Schools must have a policy for; terms of penalty are determined by the School;

AN ACT Relat­ing to including cyberbullying in school district harassment prevention policies.

http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2005-06/Pdf/Bill%20Reports/House/5849-S.HBR.pdf (summary)

Cyberstalking (RCW 9.61.260): “A person is guilty of cyberstalking if he or she, with intent to harass, intimidate, torment, or embarrass any other person, and under circumstances not constituting telephone harassment, makes an electronic communication to such other person or a third party: (a) Using any lewd, lascivious, indecent, or obscene words, images, or language, or suggesting the commission of any lewd or lascivious act; (b) Anonymously or repeatedly whether or not conversation occurs; or (c) Threatening to inflict injury on the person or property of the person called or any member of his or her family or household.” (http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9.61.260)