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Most states in the US have provided a model bullying policy for schools in that state to use as a template when crafting or revising their own policies related to bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, intimidation, and threats. Please select your state in our Interactive Map to review your state’s model bullying policy (if they have one).

Please see below for a chart that will help you compare bullying policies across states.

StateProvides a model
bullying policy
Defines
bullying
Mentions
cyberbullying
Refers to off-
campus bullying
behaviors
Includes type of
punishment
AlabamaYESYESNOYESYES
AlaskaYESYESNONOYES
ArizonaNONONONOYES
ArkansasNOYESYESYESYES
CaliforniaYESYESYESYESYES
ColoradoYESYESNONOYES
ConnecticutYESYESYESYESYES
DelawareYESYESYESYESYES
FloridaYESYESYESYESYES
GeorgiaYESYESYESYESYES
HawaiiNOYESYESYESYES
IdahoNOYESNONOYES
IllinoisNOYESYESYESYES
IndianaYESYESYESYESYES
IowaYESYESYESNOYES
KansasYESYESYESNONO
KentuckyYESYESNONOYES
LouisianaYESYESYESYESYES
MaineYESYESYESYESYES
MarylandYESYESYESYESYES
MassachusettsYESYESYESYESYES
MichiganYESYESYESYESYES
MinnesotaYESYESYESYESYES
MississippiYESYESNONOYES
MissouriNOYESYESYESYES
MontanaYESYESYESYESYES
NebraskaYESYESNONOYES
NevadaYESYESYESNOYES
New HampshireYESYESYESYESYES
New JerseyYESYESYESYESYES
New MexicoYESYESYESNOYES
New YorkYESYESYESYESYES
North CarolinaYESYESYESYESYES
North DakotaNOYESNONOYES
OhioYESYESNONOYES
OklahomaYESYESNONOYES
OregonNOYESYESNOYES
PennsylvaniaNOYESYESYESYES
Rhode IslandYESYESYESYESYES
South CarolinaYESYESNONOYES
South DakotaYESYESYESYESYES
TennesseeYESYESYESYESYES
TexasNOYESYESYESYES
UtahYESYESYESYESYES
VermontYESYESYESYESYES
VirginiaYESYESNONOYES
WashingtonYESYESNONOYES
West VirginiaYESYESYESNOYES
WisconsinYESYESYESNOYES
WyomingYESYESNONOYES
STATE TOTALS4049352949
Note: If the state does not have a model bullying policy, attributes noted above are included in state law. See https://cyberbullying.org/bullying-laws for more information.