121A.031 SCHOOL STUDENT BULLYING POLICY. https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/2021/cite/121A.031
(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given them.
(b) “District” means a district under section 120A.05, subdivision 8.
(c) “Public school” or “school” means a public school under section 120A.05, subdivisions 9, 11, 13, and 17, and a charter school under chapter 124E.
(d) “Student” means a student enrolled in a school under paragraph (c).
(e) “Bullying” means intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is objectively offensive and:
(1) there is an actual or perceived imbalance of power between the student engaging in prohibited conduct and the target of the behavior and the conduct is repeated or forms a pattern; or
(2) materially and substantially interferes with a student’s educational opportunities or performance or ability to participate in school functions or activities or receive school benefits, services, or privileges.
(f) “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 website or forum, transmitted through a computer, cell phone, or other electronic device.
121A.031 SCHOOL STUDENT BULLYING POLICY: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/121A.031
Our analysis of 2014 law: (April 18, 2014): https://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