Friday, March 25, 2011

No bully pulpit

The Day (New London, CT) March 25, 2011

"No doubt there have always been bullies, individuals who cruelly taunt others and seemingly get satisfaction from doing it. But these days bullying, particularly among young people, seems to be more prevalent and dangerous. That's unacceptable, and adults must do all they can to stop it.
At the state Capitol this week lawmakers on the Education Committee debated, then unanimously passed, legislation that broadens Connecticut's existing bullying laws to include cyberbullying and toughens laws already on the books.
A slew of lawmakers, educators and youth advocates submitted testimony in support of the bill, some wholeheartedly endorsing it and others suggesting small tweaks here and there. The 'Act Concerning the Strengthening of School Bullying Laws' appears to have widespread support, and it should." Read More

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