More Insight about the School's Ability to Respond to Off-campus Threatening Speech Cyberbullying Research Center

More Insight about the School’s Ability to Respond to Off-campus Threatening Speech

Schools across the United States continue to grapple with the question of when they can intervene in off-campus incidents that impact the school environment. A case recently decided by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals examined this issue once again. In January of 2011, Taylor Bell, an Itawamba Agricultural High School (Mississippi) senior, posted a…

Minnesota’s New Bullying Law and the Ability of Educators to Respond to Off-Campus Bullying Cyberbullying Research Center

Minnesota’s New Bullying Law and the Ability of Educators to Respond to Off-Campus Bullying

On April 9th Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed into law the “Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act” which, among other things, updates the state’s anti-bullying legislation. The previous version of the law, last updated in 2007, was much maligned as being among the “worst in the nation.” I’m not sure that designation is accurate, but…

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Third Circuit Court weighs in on conflicting cases involving off-campus online speech by students

As we have discussed several times on this blog in recent years, there are two cases that addressed issues with off-campus online speech by students that resulted in seemingly conflicting responses by the same court. They potentially have implications for how schools can respond to cyberbullying incidents, so are important to follow. To refresh your…

Virginia

Virginia (VA) Model Bullying Policy

Below is the model bullying policy made available by the Virginia State Department of Education for school districts within Virginia to use when crafting their own bullying and cyberbullying policies. Each state’s policies vary when it comes to how they: define bullying, harassment, threats, intimidation, and violence; expect reporting and investigating to be carried out,…

Texas

Texas (TX) Model Bullying Policy

Below is the model bullying policy made available by the Texas State Department of Education for school districts within Texas to use when crafting their own bullying and cyberbullying policies. Each state’s policies vary when it comes to how they: define bullying, harassment, threats, intimidation, and violence; expect reporting and investigating to be carried out,…

Hawaii

Hawaii (HI) Model Bullying Policy

Below is the model bullying policy made available by the Hawaii State Department of Education for school districts within Hawaii  to use when crafting their own bullying and cyberbullying policies. Each state’s policies vary when it comes to how they: define bullying, harassment, threats, intimidation, and violence; expect reporting and investigating to be carried out,…

California

California (CA) Model Bullying Policy

Below is the model bullying policy made available by the California State Department of Education for school districts within California to use when crafting their own bullying and cyberbullying policies. Each state’s policies vary when it comes to how they: define bullying, harassment, threats, intimidation, and violence; expect reporting and investigating to be carried out,…

Alaska

Alaska (AK) Model Bullying Policy

Below is the model bullying policy made available by the Alaska State Department of Education for school districts within Alaska to use when crafting their own bullying and cyberbullying policies. Each state’s policies vary when it comes to how they: define bullying, harassment, threats, intimidation, and violence; expect reporting and investigating to be carried out,…

Cyberbullying Assembly Programs, Presentations, Trainings, and Keynotes

For Educators, Counselors, Social Workers, Law Enforcement, Parents, Students, and Community Organizations Below is a brief description of some of the common presentations that Drs. Patchin and Hinduja give. All of their presentations and workshops are highly-informative, relevant, fun, and interactive. There are ample opportunities to ask questions and receive advice on how to deal…

Bullying Laws in Georgia

Proposed: “The End to Cyberbullying Act” – includes off campus and cyberbullying http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20112012/110632.pdf SB 250 (2010): http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20092010/107812.pdf: Students found bullying third time in school year are sent to alternative school, requires that policies against bullying be posted in all middle and high schools, re­quires that bullying policies be included in student and parent handbooks. O.C.G.A.…

Bullying Laws in Washington

RCS 28A.300.285 (2010): http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=28A.300.285. “By August 1, 2011, each school district shall adopt or amend if necessary a policy and procedure…” “‘Harassment, intimidation, or bullying’ means any intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by any characteristic in RCW 9A.36.080(3), or other distinguishing characteristics, when…

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Wisconsin’s Bullying Law

As a resident of the state of Wisconsin and someone who follows bullying legislation from around the United States pretty closely (see our summary here), I was particularly interested to learn that a proposal was being put forward to update Wisconsin’s bullying law.  Wisconsin’s law  took effect in 2010 and requires schools to have a…

Cyberbullying Research in the Vietnam

Here is the research we’ve found on cyberbullying in Vietnam, with the most recent first. Please email us if you have any articles to add with the details ordered in the same format as the others.     Authors: Tien Le, Q Year: 2020 Title: A Study of the Core Relationship between Cyberbullying and Coping…