Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bullying Legislation Moves Forward

The Joint Committee on Education yesterday voiced their support for H483, An Act Relative to the Prevention of Bullying, together with S228, An Act Relative to Bullying. The bill, which contains provisions that address both traditional bullying and cyberbullying, now moves to the Senate. According to the Boston Globe, "Massachusetts is among less than a dozen states that have not passed a law to prevent bullying - a problem school administrators say has grown more hostile and pervasive in recent years as students harass others via social websites and cellphones equipped with text messaging and cameras."

More information on bullying and the law is available at Massachusetts Law About Bullying.