Report Cyberbullying

  This is a constantly updated list of contact information for social media apps, gaming networks, and related companies – so you know where to get help for bullying, harassment, threats, and other forms of misuse.  Feel free to share it widely, as many targets do not know where to turn.  Please email us if…

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Digital Dating Abuse Among Teens: Our Research, and What We Must Do

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and we’re doing our part to help equip and empower young people to make wise decisions in their romantic relationships. Most recently, we published a new research paper entitled “Digital Dating Abuse Among a National Sample of U.S. Youth” in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence to illuminate how…

Vermont

Vermont (VT) Model Bullying Policy

Below is the model bullying policy made available by the Vermont State Department of Education for school districts within Vermont to use when crafting their own bullying and cyberbullying policies. Each state’s policies vary when it comes to how they: define bullying, harassment, threats, intimidation, and violence; expect reporting and investigating to be carried out,…

Utah

Utah (UT) Model Bullying Policy

Below is the model bullying policy made available by the Utah State Department of Education for school districts within Utah to use when crafting their own bullying and cyberbullying policies. Each state’s policies vary when it comes to how they: define bullying, harassment, threats, intimidation, and violence; expect reporting and investigating to be carried out,…

Oklahoma

Oklahoma (OK) Model Bullying Policy

Below is the model bullying policy made available by the Oklahoma State Department of Education for school districts within Oklahoma to use when crafting their own bullying and cyberbullying policies. Each state’s policies vary when it comes to how they: define bullying, harassment, threats, intimidation, and violence; expect reporting and investigating to be carried out,…

New York

New York (NY) Model Bullying Policy

Below is the model bullying policy made available by the New York State Department of Education for school districts within New York to use when crafting their own bullying and cyberbullying policies. Each state’s policies vary when it comes to how they: define bullying, harassment, threats, intimidation, and violence; expect reporting and investigating to be…

New Hampshire

New Hampshire (NH) Model Bullying Policy

Below is the model bullying policy made available by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for school districts within New Hampshire to use when crafting their own bullying and cyberbullying policies. Each state’s policies vary when it comes to how they: define bullying, harassment, threats, intimidation, and violence; expect reporting and investigating to be…

Mississippi

Mississippi (MS) Model Bullying Policy

Below is the model bullying policy made available by the Mississippi State Department of Education for school districts within Mississippi to use when crafting their own bullying and cyberbullying policies. Each state’s policies vary when it comes to how they: define bullying, harassment, threats, intimidation, and violence; expect reporting and investigating to be carried out,…

Idaho

Idaho (ID) Model Bullying Policy

Below is the model bullying policy made available by the Idaho State Department of Education for school districts within Idaho to use when crafting their own bullying and cyberbullying policies. Each state’s policies vary when it comes to how they: define bullying, harassment, threats, intimidation, and violence; expect reporting and investigating to be carried out,…

Florida

Florida (FL) Model Bullying Policy

Below is the model bullying policy made available by the Florida State Department of Education for school districts within Florida to use when crafting their own bullying and cyberbullying policies. Each state’s policies vary when it comes to how they: define bullying, harassment, threats, intimidation, and violence; expect reporting and investigating to be carried out,…

Bullying Policies Across the United States

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).…

Alabama

Alabama – Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Sexting Rates from 2016-2019

Here are how the rates of bullying, cyberbullying, and sexting participation among students in middle and high school have changed in your specific state from 2016 to 2019. These findings are based on nationally-representative samples of US youth between ages of 12-17. Have you ever…?20192016Been Bullied (lifetime)78.2%71.9%Been Bullied (last 30 days)57.5%32.9%Bullied Others (lifetime)27.6%27.0%Bullied Others (last…

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Federal Commission on School Safety

Yesterday, I testified on “cyberbullying and social media” in front of the Federal Commission of School Safety, chaired by Secretary Betsy DeVos and comprised of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (Homeland Security), Secretary Alex Azar (Health and Human Services), and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Collectively, they are trying to garner insight on the ecology of schools and…