Bullying Laws in Idaho

In the anti bullying laws in Idaho, “harassment,” “intimidation” and “bullying” are the terms used concerning bullying. The laws already include cyber-bullying.

Key Components of the Anti Bullying Laws in Idaho:

Student harassment, intimidation, bullying

  • Statement prohibiting students to commit any act of harassment, intimidation or bullying against another student
  • Definition of “bullying” – any intentional gesture whether written, verbal, or physical act or threat including:
    • Harming a student
    • Damage of student’s property
    • Placing a student in fear of harm
    • Placing a student in fear of damage to properties
  • Bullying in the form of landline, car phone or wireless telephone or through the use of computer software using computer systems or computer network.

Bullying Laws in IdahoInternet use policy required

Interestingly, Idaho has curriculum solely about cyber-bullying. Units include the SMART approach:

  •  Safety and Security Online
  • Manners, Cyber-bullying and Ethics
  • Authentic Learning and Activity
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Twenty-First Century Challenges

Denial of school attendance


Governance of schools


Safe environment and discipline

Policy and procedure of school district concerning:

  • School climate
  • Discipline
  • Student Health
  • Violence Prevention
  • Gun-Free Schools
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Student Harassment
  • Drug-free School Zones
  • Building Safety including Evacuation Drills

Bullying Laws in Idaho – Model Policy:

Definition of “bullying” may include:
Physical abuse

  • Hitting
  • Pushing
  • Tripping
  • Kicking
  • Blocking or restraining another student’s movement
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Causing damage to another student’s possession
  • Taking another student’s belonging

Verbal abuse

  • Name calling
  • Threatening
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Taunting
  • Malicious teasing

Psychological abuse

    • Spreading harmful or inappropriate rumors
    • Drawing inappropriate pictures or writing inappropriate statements
    • Intentionally excluding one from groups or similar activities
    • Investigations of bullying incidents
    • Corrective measures
    • Checklist when bullying incident is reported

Healthy Workplace Bill in Idaho

Idaho has not yet created Healthy Workplace Bill nor does have any State Coordinator for the bill to be passed. 12 signatures have already been secured. The state needs 88 more signatures for the bill to be passed.

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