State law addresses bullying prevention.
Tennessee Health Education and Lifetime Wellness Standard, Elementary School Health Standard
Outline of health education requirements for elementary school
Tennessee Health Education Standard. Safety. Bullying. Grades K-5.
Component: Safety Subcomponent: Bullying
Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
K.S.2 Identify positive and negative communication among peers, family, and community.
1.S.2 Recognize the characteristics of bullying.
2.S.2 Identify bullying situations.
3.S.2 Explain the importance of telling a trusted adult about a bullying situation.
4.S.2 Differentiate between situations to accurately determine the difference between a disagreement and bullying.
5.S.2 Develop strategies that decrease bullying situations.