Outline of the state of Guam

Bullying Policy—Definitions

Bullying Policy—Definitions

State law defines prohibited behavior and may require districts to include bullying definitions in district anti-bullying policies.

17 Guam Code Annotated 3112.1 Same: Policy Against Bullying.

(a) As used in this Section:

  • (2) "Harassment, intimidation, or bullying" means any gesture or written, verbal, or physical act that a reasonable person under the circumstances should know will have the effect of harming a pupil or damaging his or her property or placing a pupil in reasonable fear of harm to his or her person or damage to his or her property, or that has the effect of insulting or demeaning any pupil or group of pupils in such a way as to disrupt or interfere with the school's educational mission or the education of any pupil. "Harassment, intimidation, or bullying" includes, but is not limited to, such a gesture or written, verbal, or physical act that is reasonably perceived as being motivated by a pupil's religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, height, weight, or socioeconomic status, or by any other distinguishing characteristic.
  • (3) "Cyberbullying" means the use of any electronic communication device to harass, intimidate or bully as defined in the above Subsection (2).

(c) The policy shall include at least each of the following components: (2) A definition of "harassment, intimidation, or bullying" and "cyberbullying" that includes at least the acts described in the definition in this Section.

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