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As School Year Starts, States Tackle Teen Cyberbullying

August 27, 2012

 

By KAZ KOMOLAFE

McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — Bullying used to be confrontations, starting rumors and making snide comments in person. Now it’s as easy as posting a comment on Facebook or tweeting anonymously about a classmate.

As educators and administrators prepare for another school year, they’re also getting ready to take a new stance against cyberbullying.

In Texas, for example, a law comes into effect this school year that requires schools to have policies for dealing with cyberbullying that occurs on school property or at school events. In Kansas, the education department launched a new anti-bullying hot line last week to supplement a 2008 law that mandates that schools have cyberbullying policies. Read full article here.

 

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