New Jersey - Bullying Protections for Enumerated Groups: Program Requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law enumerates protected classes including explicit protections for LGBTQ youth.

New Jersey Revised Statutes 18A:37-14 Definitions relative to adoption of harassment and bullying prevention policies

  1. As used in this act:

“Electronic communication” means a communication transmitted by means of an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, cellular phone, computer, or pager;

“Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents, that is reasonably perceived as being motivated either by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic...

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