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Bullying and Harassment Prevention Resources and Support Materials

​The San Diego Office of Education (SDCOE) and the state of California both believe that all pupils deserve and need safe and supportive school environments in which to learn.

The Safe Place to Learn Act of 2016 established state policy "to ensure that all local educational agencies continue to work to reduce discrimination, harassment, violence, intimidation, and bullying. It is further the policy of the state to improve pupil safety at schools and the connections between pupils and supportive adults, schools, and communities."

In support of the Safe Place to Learn Act, Assembly Bill 34 passed in September 2019 (and is reflected in Ed Code 5.6/234.6) stipulating that specified information on bullying and harassment prevention must be easily accessible and readily available to students, parents, and guardians on each local education agency's website. SDCOE has compiled below a list of resources, policies, and procedures to help inform stakeholders of the organization's approach to creating safe and supportive learning environments for all students, including bullying and harassment prevention information.

Each item in Education Code Section 5.6/234.6 is listed below with corresponding support resources and materials found in the dropdown menus. 


Education Code 234.6

(1) The local educational agency's policy on pupil suicide prevention in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, adopted pursuant to Section 215.

(2) The local educational agency's policy on pupil suicide prevention in kindergarten and grades 1 to 6, inclusive, adopted pursuant to Section 215, including reference to the age appropriateness of that policy.

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(4) The Title IX information included on a local educational agency's internet website pursuant to Section 221.61.

(5) A link to the Title IX information included on the department's internet website pursuant to Section 221.6.

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(6) The local educational agency's written policy on sexual harassment, as it pertains to pupils, prepared pursuant to Section 231.5.

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(7) The local educational agency's policy, if it exists, on preventing and responding to hate violence as described in Section 233.

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(8) The local educational agency's anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, anti-intimidation, and anti-bullying policies as described in Section 234.1.

(9) The local educational agency's anti-cyberbullying procedures adopted pursuant to Section 234.4.

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(10) A section on social media bullying that includes all of the following references to possible forums for social media bullying:
        (A) Internet websites with free registration and ease of registration.
        (B) Internet websites offering peer-to-peer instant messaging.
        (C) Internet websites offering comment forums or sections.
        (D) Internet websites offering image or video posting platforms.

(11) A link to statewide resources, including community-based organizations, compiled by the department pursuant to Section 234.5.

(12) Any additional information a local educational agency deems important for preventing bullying and harassment.

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