Thursday, March 10, 2011

Conn. considers updating school anti-bullying laws to bar harassment in social media, e-mails

The Republic (Hartford, CT) March 10, 2011

"Connecticut students could soon get more protections from being bullied by e-mail, text message and on social networking sites under a proposal being considered by state lawmakers.
The proposal, being aired at a public hearing Friday, adds cyberbullying to the various types of harassment specifically banned at Connecticut schools and school-related activities.
The updated rules would also require districts to designate someone at each school to monitor bullying complaints, add school buses and bus stops to protected spots, and require administrators to contact police about any bullying that might constitute criminal conduct." Read More

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