Thursday, March 10, 2011

Testimony Sought on Bullying Legislation

The Daily Stamford (Stamford, CT) March 10, 2011

"At a recent assembly at K.T. Murphy School in Stamford, kids clapped their hands and tapped their feet to uptempo melodies, all with a serious theme: Don’t bully.
It’s an area of concern for schools throughout the state, and Friday, March 11, Connecticut legislators will discuss a proposed law addressing bullying in schools. The Connecticut Commission on Children is calling on parents and others in Stamford and other communities to submit written testimony prior to a meeting of the Education Committee at 12:30 p.m., when 'An Act Concerning the Strengthening of School Bullying Laws' will be heard.
'One in four (25 percent) Connecticut high school students – and 35 percent of the state’s 9th graders – reported having been bullied or harassed on school property in the past year,' said Thomas Brooks, director of policy and research analysis for the commission, in a statement. Younger students also are affected, and cyber-bullying has become a serious issue, he added." Read More

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