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Cyberbullying Prevention Law An ADL Model Statute RULE Adopt a Policy

Posted: May 20, 2009


Overview - About the Model Law
Adopt a Policy
Strong Definition
Address Off-Campus Speech
Give Notice
Report & Investigate
Establish Consequences & Provide Counseling
Require Training
State Involvement

A strong bullying prevention bill will require each school district to adopt an anti-bullying policy.  Such a requirement will let the parents, students, and concerned community members know that the issue is being taken seriously. The bill should require that school districts work with parents, teachers, students, law enforcement and other community stakeholders in the creation and implementation of the policy because this is a community issue and any response needs the community support.

Model bill language:

(a) Each school district shall adopt a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, bullying and cyberbullying, which includes the definition in this Act. 

(b) The school district shall involve students, parents, administrators, school staff, school volunteers, community representatives, and local law enforcement agencies in the process of adopting the policy. The school district policy must be implemented in a manner that is ongoing throughout the school year and integrated with a school's curriculum, a school's discipline policies, and other violence prevention efforts.





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