State law defines prohibited behavior and may require districts to include bullying definitions in district anti-bullying policies.
Indiana Code 20-19-3-11.5 Cyberbullying - Resources and best practices
(a) As used in this section, “cyberbullying” refers to bullying (as defined in IC 20-33-8-0.2) that occurs through the use of data or computer software that is accessed through a:
- (1) computer;
- (2) computer system;
- (3) computer network; or
- (4) cellular telephone or other wireless or cellular communications device.
Indiana Code 20-33-8-.0.2 Bullying
(a) As used in this chapter, “bullying” means overt, unwanted, repeated acts or gestures, including verbal or written communications or images transmitted in any manner (including digitally or electronically), physical acts committed, aggression, or any other behaviors, that are committed by a student or group of students against another student with the intent to harass, ridicule, humiliate, or harm the targeted student and create for the targeted student an objectively hostile environment that ...