Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New cyberbullying law forces schools to intervene

Connecticut Post (Trumbull, CT) October 8, 2011

"All 28 Trumbull High students sitting in a circle jumped up when asked if they had ever heard a rumor for the first time on the Internet or through a text message.
Most jumped up again when asked if they had ever read put-downs online and they remained on their feet when asked if they felt powerless to do something about it.
The exercise was part of a daylong Anti-Defamation League training session for handpicked 'peer leaders' designed to train students in ways to stop bullying. It is one way Trumbull plans to comply with a new state law that requires school officials to intervene when cyberbullying occurs." Read More

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