New Mexico - HE K-12 curriculum—bullying prevention (ES): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses bullying prevention.

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.12.7.8 REQUIREMENTS:

C. The anti-bullying policy shall at least include, but shall not be limited to:

  • (9) a requirement that anti-bullying is included as part of the health education curriculum as set forth in 6.30.2.19 NMAC ("content standards - health education").

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.6.8 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR HEALTH EDUCATION, Grades K-4:

A. Content standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention. Students will:

  • (2) grades K-4 benchmark 2: identify examples of mental, emotional, social and physical health during childhood;
    • (a) grade K performance standards:
      • (ii) identify compassionate behavior and its relationship to diversity (i.e., bullying, disabilities, other special needs, etc.)

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.6.8 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR HEALTH EDUCATION, Grades K-4:

A. Content standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention. Students will:

  • (2) grades K-4 benchmark 2: identify examples of mental, emotional, social and physical health during childhood;
    • (b) grades 1-2 performance standards:
      • (i) describe different emotions;
      • (ii) describe compassionate behavior and its relationship to diversity (i.e., bullying, disabilities, other special needs, etc.);
      • (iii) identify the differences between safe and unsafe situations (i.e., bullying, good touch/bad touch, alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, food contamination, etc.);
      • (iv) recall positive health choices and activities that promote health and help prevent diseases;
    • (c) grades 3-4 performance standards:
      • (i) understand different emotions;
      • (ii) recognize compassionate behavior and its relationship to diversity (i.e., bullying, disabilities, other special needs, etc.);
      • (iii) identify and understand the differences between safe and unsafe situations (i.e., bullying, good touch/bad touch, alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, food contamination, etc.);
      • (iv) understand positive health choices and activities that promote health and help prevent diseases;
      • (v) describe different types of family units and their relationship to health (i.e., single, grandparent, same sex parents, etc.);

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.6.9 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR HEALTH EDUCATION, Grades 5-8:

B. Content standard 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services. Students will:

  • (6) grades 5-8 benchmark 6: describe situations requiring professional health services;
    • (a) grades 5-6 performance standards:
      • (i) identify and recognize risk behaviors in situations that may lead to negative physical, social or emotional health consequences (i.e., abuse, bullying, sexual assault, mental health, depression, suicide, domestic violence, STI/HIV, etc.);
      • (ii) identify situations related to a health crisis and formulate solutions to intervene or prevent the crisis (i.e., a friend tells you he is thinking about suicide; a friend tells you he is smoking, etc.);
      • (iii) recognize and identify professional health services in the community;
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