Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cyber-bullying bill clears the state Senate on a unanimous vote - Capitol Watch

Cyber-bullying bill clears the state Senate on a unanimous vote - Capitol Watch

A bill that aims to prevent cyber-bullying passed the state Senate unanimously today.

Lawmakers discussed the measure for about an hour and, after agreeing it was a good idea, placed the item on the consent calendar. It was approved this evening.

The bill would give school officials a tool to intervene when students are harassed or threatened through electronic means. It would require that school principals ensure a safe environment exists at every school and provide training in suicide prevention to teachers and other education officials.

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