2021 Indiana Code
Title 20. Education
Article 19. State Administration of Elementary and Secondary Education
Chapter 3. Department of Education
20-19-3-11.5. Cyberbullying Resources

Universal Citation: IN Code § 20-19-3-11.5 (2021)

Sec. 11.5. (a) As used in this section, "cyberbullying" refers to bullying (as defined in IC 20-33-8-0.2) that occurs through the use of data or computer software that is accessed through a:

(1) computer;

(2) computer system;

(3) computer network; or

(4) cellular telephone or other wireless or cellular communications device.

(b) The department shall maintain a link on the department's Internet web site that provides parents and school officials with resources or best practices regarding the prevention and reporting of bullying and cyberbullying. The resources must include guidance on how to report to law enforcement agencies instances of bullying and cyberbullying that occur off campus. The department shall also include guidelines developed by the department under IC 5-2-10.1-12(d).

(c) The department shall consult with law enforcement agencies, school officials, and organizations that have expertise in the prevention or reporting of bullying or cyberbullying for purposes of developing or providing the resources or best practices described in subsection (b).

(d) The following entities shall maintain a link on their Internet web sites to the Internet web site described in subsection (b):

(1) The state board.

(2) A school corporation.

As added by P.L.211-2018(ss), SEC.6.

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