New Jersey's New Anti Bullying Law

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Registered: 10-08-2004
New Jersey's New Anti Bullying Law
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Wed, 08-31-2011 - 8:12pm

Bullies

have always been as much a part of going to school as reading, writing and 'rithmetic, but many of today's pint-sized tyrants have gone beyond a little lighthearted teasing and cutting in line to plain and simple cruelty -- in some especially horrific cases, victims of "extreme bullying" have been forced to drink toilet water or even worse, harassed until they committed suicide such as in the case of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince. To combat kid aggressors, New Jersey has implemented an Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, which takes effect tomorrow.

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Registered: 09-12-2003

we had a similar law impleneted last year. Each district had to submit their anti bully policy to the dept of ed. the problem the school faces is the parents they NEED to make aware of these things are the ones that they never see. The ones that show to the meetings they always see. Its a pretty agressive policy very formal also includes bully prevention education in certain classes and parent workshops and most importantly for the kids and teachers a reporting system. It holds anyone who sees and does not reprt bullying accountable

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