M.A. in Elementary School Teaching
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Bullying in schools--New Jersey; Educational law and legislation--New Jersey
Elementary Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to discover the anti-bullying laws set by New Jersey legislatures. It was also to discover whether school districts in the five southern-most counties of New Jersey are following these laws. Finally, this study attempted to discover which, if any, anti-bullying services are being utilized by school districts in these counties.
This study consisted of a survey which was sent to the 110 superintendents in school districts in the five southern-most counties of New Jersey. The survey contained multiple choice, yes/no, and open-ended questions. The goal of the survey was to find the percentages of schools which have the needed elements in their anti-bullying policies and the percentage of districts which utilize anti-bullying services offered in New Jersey.
This study concluded that school districts in the five southern-most counties of New Jersey have anti-bullying policies. However, these anti-bullying polices do not fully follow the anti-bullying laws of New Jersey. Finally, this study found that many school districts are not utilizing the anti-bullying services available.
Wardrop, Joanna M., "Anti-bullying laws and policies in southern New Jersey" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 949.