New Jersey Department of Education

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Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying (HIB)

New Jersey has been a leader in the establishment of a strong statutory, regulatory policy and program framework to support the prevention, remediation and reporting of HIB in schools.  Provided below are information and resources to aid schools in the establishment of HIB policies, the adoption of HIB program strategies, the implementation of proactive responses to HIB and the adoption of effective HIB reporting procedures.

Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR)

Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act-2012 Amendments

Related Statutes and Regulations

The laws referenced below can be found at the New Jersey Legislature and at Rutgers School of Law

  • N.J.S.A.18A:37-13 through 17
  • N.J.S.A. 2C:16-1  Bias intimidation

The following codes can be found at N.J.A.C.6A:16

  • N.J.A.C. 6A:16-5.2 Violence Awareness
  • N.J.A.C. 6A:16-5.3 Incident reporting of violence, vandalism and alcohol and other drug abuse
  • N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.7 Harassment, intimidation and bullying

N.J.A.C. 6A:3, Controversies and Disputes

For questions pertaining to your school district HIB policy, contact the district Anti-Bullying Coordinator or the Anti-Bullying Specialist in your school.

For questions pertaining to the ABR or regulations/requirements related to HIB, contact the Office of Student Support Services at hib@doe.nj.gov or call (609) 376-9109.

Resources for Schools

Implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act

History of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act in New Jersey

Prevention and Intervention of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

Parent Resources

Reports