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Anti-Bullying Laws and Policies

Anti-Bullying Laws and Policies
January 2020

One of the goals of every educator, parent, and student is to prevent bullying from happening. Anti-bullying laws are one prevention strategy that can change social norms. When researchers in the United States began studying bullying in the early 1990s, there were only a few anti-bullying laws and policies. Now, every state and most U.S. commonwealths and territories have a law or policy on bullying. Although no federal policy exists specific to bullying, other federal laws provide certain protections.

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