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Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB)

New Jersey has been a leader in the establishment of a strong statutory, regulatory policy and program framework to support the prevention, remediation and reporting of HIB in schools.  Provided below are information and resources to aid schools in the establishment of HIB policies, the adoption of HIB program strategies, the implementation of proactive responses to HIB and the adoption of effective HIB reporting procedures.

Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR)

Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act-2012 Amendments

Information on the 2022 Amendments to the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights
(Including Model Policy on Prohibiting HIB and HIB Reporting Forms.)


For questions pertaining to your school district HIB policy, contact the district Anti-Bullying Coordinator or the Anti-Bullying Specialist in your school.

For questions pertaining to the ABR or regulations/requirements related to HIB, contact the Office of Student Support Services at hib@doe.nj.gov or call (609) 376-9109.


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