Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Youth

An Evaluation of Bullying and Harassment in Indiana Schools



bullying, harassment, case law, culture, safety


Students in the present educational landscape are experiencing issues of bullying and harassment at an alarming level. A primary duty of a school administrator is to ensure the safety of all students from the repercussions of unattended to bullying and harassment issues, which has become a significant challenge with the increase in remote education and internet access of youths around the globe. This article will first discuss key federal anti-bullying and harassment laws to provide a background of the nation’s present stance on the issue, along with a narrowed examination of key anti-bullying and harassment laws in Indiana. Recommendations for school administrators to prevent bullying and harassment cases and to remediate school culture challenges will follow.


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Author Biography

Alexandrea Horton, Governors State University

ALEXANDREA HORTON, EdD, is English Department Chair at Crown Point High School and Concurrent Enrollment Board Member for Purdue University Northwest. Her major research interests lie in federal and state education policy influence, policy implementation strategies, and dual credit partnerships. Email:


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How to Cite

Horton, A. (2022). Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Youth: An Evaluation of Bullying and Harassment in Indiana Schools. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 11(1), 43–55. Retrieved from