Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Online Bullying May Be Civil Rights Violation

Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT) November 16, 2013

"The Nov. 14 article 'Online Bullying: School Punishes Four Students' [Page 1] could have mentioned that the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights issued a letter in October 2010 to all public schools clarifying that bullying is a form of harassment when based on protected characteristics (race, sex, etc).
In the examples listed in the article, the incidents of bullying described may well be Title IX violations (sexual harassment /discrimination). Title IX coordinators must follow up to ensure investigations are done through the lens of Title IX. In addition, the actions described may also be criminal acts." Read More

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