Cyberbullying Prevention Law – An ADL Model Statute
Posted: May 20, 2009
Thorough training of school administrators, teachers and counseling staff is essential to ensure that the Model Policy is properly implemented and enforced and any bullying prevention law should require training.
A section which mandates training may have clear resource implications for the school districts and so it may be necessary for supporters to advocate for funds to accompany the enactment of this statute.
Model bill language:
Each School District shall provide the following educational programs in its efforts to prevent harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyberbullying:
(a) Annual training for administrators, school employees and volunteers who have significant contact with students in preventing, identifying, responding to, and reporting incidents of, harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyberbullying; and
(b) An educational program for students and parents in preventing, identifying, responding to, and reporting incidents of, harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyberbullying.