To reduce the incidence of bullying, the law requires:
- All school employees, including cafeteria staff and bus drivers, must receive annual training on how to prevent and respond to student bullying and suicide.
- All school employees must report student acts of bullying to school officials. They have one day to submit oral reports and three days to submit written reports.
- When a school receives a report on bullying, they must investigate promptly. Parents of the children involved must be notified within 48 hours of the completion of the investigation.
- Each district must have a safe school climate coordinator to help implement the district's safe school climate plan.
- Schools must respond to bullying if it occurs at school, online, on a school bus, at a bus stop, at a school-related activity or elsewhere.
- Each school will designate a safe school climate committee to identify and address patterns of bullying in the school, review bullying reports, review school policies, advise the district on its safe school climate plan, and educate the school community on bullying.
- The State Department of Education will provide evidence-based models for schools to use to reduce bullying.
- All schools will complete biennial assessments of their school climates and report the results to the state.
- Schools are required to establish and implement a written prevention and intervention strategy. Schools will progress monitor via school climate assessments.
- A statewide safe school resource network will connect schools to information, training opportunities, and resource materials to improve school climate and diminish bullying.
- The State Department of Education will monitor district's efforts in prevention and intervention strategies. The State will report out biennially to the state legislature on the effectiveness of school responses (CSDE, 2011).
Below indicates which states have anti-bullying laws, anti-bullying policies, or both.