Laws and Statutes Applying to Bullying

Discussion in 'Bullies and Stalkers' started by WhyaDuck?, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. WhyaDuck?

    WhyaDuck? Inactive

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    Hi - I thought it would be useful to have a thread that gathers up facts and official docs on bullying in various jurisdictions. What criminal offence categories are applied to bullying? What are lawmakers doing, or do they generally leave it up to school boards? What are the punishments handed out by school boards?

    Please post any local regulations/laws/etc from your area so we can start getting a good comparative picture of how this problem is being addressed in our different areas.
     
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  3. WhyaDuck?

    WhyaDuck? Inactive

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    More at:
    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Ontario+anti+bullying/2615809/story.html
     
  4. daisy7

    daisy7 Retired WS Staff

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    Florida passed a bullying law almost 2 years ago (http://www.jeffreyjohnston.org/jeffslaw.htm).

    http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes...&Search_String=bullying&URL=CH1006/Sec147.HTM

    http://www.jeffreyjohnston.org/jeffslaw.htm

    The new law required that all school districts were required to have a bullying policy. gonna try to find the one for my county and post it.
     
  5. elle1919

    elle1919 New Member

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    This thread made me curious about where I live. I didn't know it but Alabama was a state that entered into a anti bullying law with 44 other states. Not exactly sure what the statutes say or mean, but it is good to know it is there if I or anyone I know might need to be directed towards it.

    Alabama bullying law
    Called the Student Harassment Prevention Act, which goes into effect Oct. 1, the Alabama law requires the adoption of policies in public school systems to prevent the harassment of students.
    The act applies only to student-against-student harassment, intimidation, violence and threats of violence in public schools. Each local board of education will adopt procedural policies, and districts will have until July 1 to establish a policy.
    It is also the intent of the law that filing a complaint of harassment be in writing and submitted by the affected student or the parent or guardian of the affected student and not by an education employee on behalf of an affected student. The law applies to pre-K to 12th grade.


    Among other things it states that:

    : Bully Law took effect October 1 2009
    : Until now, there haven't been any legal repercussions from bullying and it's an issue the state has long needed to address, said longtime educator Lisa Moses, of Florence, who said bullying is one area addressed in another new piece of legislation known as Taylor's Law. Under that law, a student's behavior at school, including bullying, can delay the student from acquiring a driver's license.
    : Alabama's law covers grades pre-kindergarten through 12th. The sponsor of the bill, State Rep. Betty Carol Graham, D-Alexander City, said the new Alabama law was three years in the making and grew out of the rise in suicides among youth in the state and nation.

    http://www.timesdaily.com/article/20090917/ARTICLES/909175031?Title=Bully-law-takes-effect
     
  6. elle1919

    elle1919 New Member

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    Thank you for this thread. I hope our country will be passing new laws to protect our students. It is much overdue. Are we an enlightened country or not?
     
  8. InfoMama

    InfoMama New Member

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    Links for CTs bullying laws.....
    http://www.cga.ct.gov/coc/bullying.htm
    http://www.cga.ct.gov/2009/rpt/2009-R-0211.htm
    http://www.bullypolice.org/ct_law.html

    I'm sad to say that these laws did not protect the grandson of a friend of mine. He had been suffering through many occasions of being bullied, which were reported to the school, and the school never did anything to protect this student. He then 'had enough' of being teased, tormented, pushed around (literally) etc. So he pushed back (literally) and HE got suspended! He was so distraught, he was afraid to return to school...... he took his own life the before he was due to return to school, where he would have had to face the bullies. Nothing has been done to reprimand those students..... it's just SO very sad. I looked to see if the story was posted on here, but I couldn't find it.
     
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