To determine whether an act is bullying or cyberbullying by law, proceed down the checklist and provide a checkmark for each true statement. if any identified section does not receive at least one checkmark, then the act is not considered bullying by state law.
SB 179, "David's law" expanded authority to school districts, allowing public and charter schools to address cyberbullying off-campus and outside of school-related or school-sponsored activities based on specific criteria. In order to address this legislative change, this checklist may help parents, educators and administrators determine if a student at their school has been bullied according to the legislative definition. Please follow the conditional 'yes/no" logic for the questions regarding the use of electronic communication devices in possible bullying scenarios.