Bullying Laws in Louisiana

The model policy and bullying laws in Louisiana use the terms “harassment” “intimidation” and “bullying.”

Key Points in the Anti Bullying Laws in Louisiana

Student code of conduct requirement; harassment, intimidation, and bullying; prohibition; exemptions

  • Definition of “harassment,” “intimidation,” and “bullying” – any intentional gesture, written, verbal or physical act that:
    • Harm a student
    • Damage his property
    • Place the student in reasonable fear of harm to his life
    • Place the student in reasonable fear to damage his property
    • Is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates abusive, intimidating, and threatening educational environment
  • Reporting process

Bullying Laws in LouisianaDefinition of Cyber-bullying –  Transmission of any electronic textual, visual, written, or oral communication with the malicious and willful intent to abuse, coerce, intimidate, a person aged 18 and below. It also means harassment, intimidation, and bullying using:

  • Computer
  • Mobile phone
  • Other interactive or digital technology
  • “Cable operator” – any person or group of person who provides cable service over a cable system and directly, or through one or more affiliates, owns a significant interest in such cable system, or who otherwise controls or is responsible for, trough any arrangement, the management and operation of such a cable system.
  • “Electronics textual, visual, written, or oral communication” – any communication of any kind made through the use of a computer online services, Internet services, or any other means of electronic communication, including but not limited to a local bulletin board services, Internet chat room, electronic mail, or online messaging service.
  • “Interactive computer services” – any information service, system, or access to the internet and such system that provides access to the internet and such system operated or services offered by libraries or educational institutions.
  • “Telecommunications services” – offering of telecommunications for a fee directly to the public, regardless of the facilities used.          

Training for school Board Members

Healthy Workplace Bill in Louisiana

Louisiana has not yet a version of the Healthy Workplace Bill. It also has no State Coordinator to accumulate and organize the signed petitions to be passed to the state’s legislators. To get 100 signatures, the state is still short of 95 signed petition letters.

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