New Hampshire’s Anti-Bullying Law

Children with disabilities are more likely than their peers to be bullied in school. There are legal protections for children who are subjected to bullying and steps you can take to address bullying.

New Hampshire’s Pupil Safety and Violence Protection law, R.S.A. 193-F, requires public schools, including charter schools, to adopt written policies prohibiting bullying and cyberbullying.  These policies must include procedures for reporting bullying and for notifying the victim and perpetrator’s parents.  Schools must investigate reported incidents. If the reported bullying is verified, the school must develop a response, including possible discipline, to reduce the risk of future bullying. The school may also offer help to the victim or perpetrator, if appropriate.