Current bullying and harassment laws in Minnesota are not strong enough and do not explicitly protect all students. One current law requires school districts to have a policy that prohibits harassment based on sex, race and religion. Another law requires districts to have a bullying policy, but does not specify any details about what the policy should include.
Students with certain characteristics are subject to higher rates of bullying and harassment than others. For example, students with disabilites, immigrant students, students who identify as LGBT or have LGBT parents, or who have certain physical characteristics are at higher risk of being bullied at school. (more…)
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