Anti-Bullying and Anti-Cyberbullying Policies

Anti-Bullying and Anti-Cyberbullying Policies

AFSP encourages states to pass responsible anti-bullying and anti-cyberbullying legislation, and schools to implement responsible anti-bullying and anti-cyberbullying policies and programs that promote a safe school environment for all students.

Historically, bullying was  accepted as a fundamental and typical part of childhood. That view has changed, and we now know that bullying is a serious problem that warrants attention at all levels of government.

The relationship between bullying and suicide is complex. While it alone does not cause suicide, bullying can be a contributing factor, putting youth who are already vulnerable at increased risk for self harm.

Read more about bullying and suicide.

Safe Messaging Resources

Other Resources

U.S. Department of Education Research Brief on Bullying and Suicide

U.S. Department of Education, Community Action Toolkit, “Bullying and Suicide: Cautionary Notes”